Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Honey Cornmeal Cookies

If you have that person in your life who doesn't care for sweet desserts, this cookie is for them. It's as though cornbread and a cookie had a transporter accident, and this is what happened.

Take a bite of a cookie and you taste a little bit of sweetness from the honey, but then at the end the cornmeal flavor takes over. It's a complex cookie with simple ingredients.

These would be lovely with some tea. For people who like sweet desserts, offer them some jam or an extra drizzle of honey.

If you like, you could flatten the cookies instead of leaving them as mounds, and make sandwich cookies with the jam in the middle.

Honey Cornmeal Cookies
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and the sugar and honey until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well blended.

Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until well blended.

Use a small scoop to portion the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes, until lightly browned.

Transfer the cookies to a rack to finish cooling.