Posted by: marthabernie | May 13, 2015


This is a recipe that I have used for years when making cookies with cookie cutters.  The dough is stiff and holds it shape, so if you use a cookie cutter that has detail on it, the cookie comes out of the oven with the same detail.  This is also a good recipe for holiday cookies, whether iced or decorated or not.


3/4 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla (or any other flavoring you would like to try such as almond, lemon, maple, etc)

1-1/2 cups flour

1 cup oat flour or VERY finely ground rolled oats

Beat together the butter, sugar, honey, salt, baking soda, and vanilla until well combined.  Add the flour and oat flour, mixing to combine.  Divide the dough in half, flattening each half slightly to make a disk, then wrap in plastic.  Refrigerate at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease several baking sheets, or line with parchment.  Take one piece of dough from refrigertor and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick.

Dip cookie cutters in flour, then use them to cut the dough.  Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets.  Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.  Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet until set.  Transfer the cookies on parchment to a rack to cool completely.  Repeat with remaining dough.


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