Grandma's Buttery Honey Cookies Recipe Is Old-Fashioned Goodness (30 Minutes) by Elisa Schmitz

Grandma's Buttery Honey Cookies Recipe Is Old-Fashioned Goodness (30 Minutes)

We have an older neighbor who is a beekeeper and a master gardener. He has several beehives in his backyard, and as you pass by his house, you can see the bees buzzing by, going about their very important work of pollinating the beautiful flowers in his garden. His bees are so productive that our elderly neighbor is able to make many jars of honey each summer, which he sells to passersby.

Last summer, we bought several jars of his honey. He gave us his wife's family recipe for old-fashioned honey sesame cookies, which are simply delightful and enjoyed by their grandchildren. Grandma's buttery cookies are the Bee's Knees (meaning, of excellent or very high quality)!

Here are the simple ingredients you need to make this wholesome cookie recipe: butter, sesame seeds, honey, an egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and salt. The sugar for sprinkling is optional. Enjoy these delicious cookies as a snack or for an old-fashioned dessert with milk, tea of coffee.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 24


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Recipe Notes

  • The number of cookies will depend on how much batter you use for each cookie.
  • If you want these cookies to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • You can sprinkle some sugar on the cookies, if desired, but that is optional.
  • Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container.

Here's how to make them:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet over low heat, brown the sesame seeds in 1/4 cup butter. Stir constantly to prevent burning then allow to cool. 
  2. Cream 1/2 cup butter with the honey. Add egg and vanilla, then beat well. Add sesame seeds. 
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then add that to the mixture. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle some sugar on the cookies, if desired.
  4. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are brown around the edges.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 73

Total Fat: 3.8g

Saturated Fat: 1.8g

Cholesterol: 14mg

Sodium: 21mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8.8g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 3.5g

Protein: 1.3g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 32mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 43mg

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Elisa Schmitz
These are so simple and delicious. Enjoy!
Mmm, these sounds yummy.
Donna John
Never thought of putting sesame seeds in cookies. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing your neighbor's recipe. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds

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