Honey spice is such a nice change from the everyday chocolate chips cookies. This recipes uses honey instead of cane sugar in this naturally wonderful cookie. Included is instructions forthumbprint and decorated cookies
1Layer in order given in a decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.
2Instructions to be included with gift jar:
Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookies:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened,
3/4 cup honey
1 large egg
Contents of gift jar
In large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining cookie mix; beat well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2-inch thick ness. Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Yields about 6 dozen cookies.
Decorated Cookies - Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white chocolate, ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes, assorted small candies or candy sprinkles.
Thumbprint Cookies - Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of each cookie dough ball. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown. Remove cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate candy into indentation or fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Cool and store as directed
3above is also a picture with the cookie with crushed nuts on top