Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Honey Orange Drops Cookie Recipe

The honey orange drops cookie recipe takes advantage of one of nature's most delicious sweeteners; honey. Store bought honey will work, but honey fresh from the local bee farmer will be richer in flavor, and usually cheaper as well!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup salted butter, softened

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup sesame seed

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup orange juice

1 egg

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup salted butter, softened

2 teaspoons orange juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel



Large bowl

Medium bowl

Small bowl

Cookie sheets


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sesame seeds, wheat germ, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed cream butter for 30 seconds.

Step 4: Combine honey, orange juice, egg, orange peel, and vanilla extract; beat well.

Step 5: Gradually beat in flour mixture, until just combined.

Step 6: Drop rounded teaspoonfuls into ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Step 7: Bake for 9-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Transfer cookies to a cooling surface.


Step 1: In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat at medium speed until creamy.

Step 2: Spread frosting over slightly warm cookies.

Makes about 48 cookies.

For more information on baking procedures and hardware used in this recipe see our Baking Tips section.

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