Kiss Me Honey Cookies

kiss me honey cookiesOh Yeah, Kisses :)

These cookies are as sweet as a kiss, no exaggeration. They are done in no time, puff nicely, crunchy from the outside, almost cakey from the inside, and that honey on top is an icing on the cake.

I know, they don’t look like how one would imagine them to be, the name brings a different image to the mind, right? But you see, there is a sweet little story behind the name.
These cookies need to be brushed with honey the moment they come out of the oven to give them that light glaze. This is done when the cookies are hot and ready to absorb the honey, just like what happens during a passionate kiss.

Ingredients:

8 tablespoons butter
6 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoon fine semolina
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons honey for brushing the cookies.
Method:
  1. In a bowl, beat the butter with sugar until creamy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat for two minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with baking powder and salt, add the semolina. keep aside.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stir only until well combined (do not over mix)
  4. Take one spoon from the mixture and make a log (the size of your pinky)
  5. Place it on the baking tray leaving around two inch space between each cookie as it spreads a little.
  6. Use a fork to create indentations/designs on each cookie.
  7. Bake on middle rack for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove cookies immediately but gently from tray.
  8. Dip a teaspoon in honey and brush the surface of the cookie with its back while still hot.
  9. Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
protecting rose
Talking about passion and sweet kisses, I have to mention that I’ve recently watched a book trailer done by my sister Su Halfwerk, for Author Cheryl Yeko. The book is Protecting Rose.
This is the blurb:
Rescuing damsels in distress is all in a day’s work for Detective, Nate Stone. After saving a beautiful woman from a burning car and assassin’s bullet, he vows to protect her. But the determined assassin always seems to be one step ahead of the game. Suspecting a leak within his Department, Nate takes her and runs. He soon discovers that the hardest part of the mission is resisting his desire for the woman who trusts him with her life.
She awakes in a hospital with no memory, only to discover that someone tried to kill her. Her only chance to survive an assassin’s game of cat and mouse is the man who saved her and who has promised to protect her. She may not know her past, but she knows her heart, and it longs for her protective warrior who ignites a passion in her she can’t deny.
I fell in love with the story and I wanted to share the trailer with you.
Cooksnaps

15 Comments on Kiss Me Honey Cookies

  1. Su Halfwerk
    16/12/2011 at 1:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing the trailer. Kiss Me Honey has another similarity to a passionate kiss; it melts in the mouth.

    I’m willing to testify to that in a court of law :-D

    Su Halfwerk
    http://www.facebook.com/NovelPrevue

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  2. christine warner
    16/12/2011 at 1:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Love that cookie recipe! Sounds yummy and looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

    As for Protecting Rose…Congrats on your book Cheryl. Still loving that cover and the trailer is fab :)

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  3. Cheryl
    16/12/2011 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for having me. Kiss Me Honey cookies sound delicious!

    -Cheryl

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  4. Callie
    16/12/2011 at 1:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Yummy. Another great recipe for my collection. Congrats on Protecting Rose, a fabulous book (I speak from experience)

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  5. Anonymous
    16/12/2011 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the Kiss me honey recipe…and waiting for the Book for Protecting Rose to come out in July…Can’t hardly wait

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  6. caseamajor
    16/12/2011 at 2:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I love, love cookies! These sound great. Congrats on the release Cheryl! Merry Christmas.

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  7. Carrie Ann Ryan
    16/12/2011 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh yum! Now I have another recipe to try!

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  8. Sheri Fredricks
    16/12/2011 at 5:08 pm (3 years ago)

    First, Congratulations on your release! Wahoo!! Second, beautiful cover for your book, not to mention the fabulous job on the book trailer. Wonderful creations both. Third, the cookie monster in me just rose up! COOKIE!!!!

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  9. Munatycooking
    16/12/2011 at 5:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the kind, lovely comments. I hope you enjoy reading the book, watching the trailer, and eating the cookies :D

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  10. Ally Broadfield
    16/12/2011 at 10:56 pm (3 years ago)

    The cookies and the book sound great. Can’t wait to have both!

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  11. Daryl Devore
    17/12/2011 at 3:59 am (3 years ago)

    drooling all over the key board – excuse me have to get a paper towel.

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  12. Ceri Hebert
    17/12/2011 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Love cookies but I hate making them! These sound wonderful! As is your trailer!

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  13. Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World
    18/12/2011 at 12:01 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve made honey cookies years ago but never any like these- love this recipe and how you put the honey over the warm cookies! Will have to try these soon.

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  14. Blackswan
    30/12/2011 at 4:19 am (3 years ago)

    Honey cookies sound awesome! Would certainly love to try these someday :)

    Muna, been really busy but just wanna drop by to wish u Merry Xmas & Happy 2012!

    With love from Singapore,
    Shirley’s Luxury Haven

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