They don’t tell you this when you’re a kid, but life is kinda tough. Well, I guess I do remember hearing that, but when you’re a kid you think they mean it’s gonna be tough for everyone EXCEPT you. So it’s a bit of a shock when you finally get out of school, move out on your own and then look around thinking, “Wait, you mean this isn’t gonna be easy??”
So, right now I’m looking for something that IS easy. Something uncomplicated. These cookies are just what I need. They’re made from simple ingredients, and not too many of them. I don’t have to run out and purchase cake flour or coconut oil, and it’s not going to take me an hour to clean up when I’m done.
I still use the first cookbook I ever owned, the“Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook,” which is where these cookies are from. These are sweet, chewy morsels of childhood, and that is something that everyone needs once in a while.
Honey Bee Cookies
Adapted from the Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup honey
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Beat together the butter, brown sugar, honey and egg in a medium bowl until smooth, scraping the sides occasionally. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
Drop spoon fulls of dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake about 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the edges are beginning to brown. The cookies will still look shiny when they’re done. Allow them to cool and then enjoy slowly; the real world can wait.