Friday, August 29, 2008

SHOW & TELL #24 - Cooking with Honey

It's Show & Tell Friday again. Time to drop over to Kelli's blog and enter your show & tell on Mr. Linky and then visit the various blogs to see all the interesting things shown to show.

I posted here about Honey extraction and showed these lovely jars of fresh honey. When Mickey first began this new venture of becoming a bee keeper I told him I would have nothing to do with the bees & hives, but that once we had honey I would learn about cooking with it. True to my word, here are my first honey cookies.

Here is a closer look and the recipe.

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup flour (I used 1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cut walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sweetened coconut, flaked
1/2 cup raisins (I used golden raisins)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup butter
3 Tablespoons HONEY

Preheat over to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients

In a separate bowl stir together baking soda and boiling water. Set aside.

In a saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat. Remove pan from heat and mix in the baking soda mixture.

Pour into dry mixture, stirring until well blended. Form the batter into 1-inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet. Press the balls into disks about 1 1/2 to 2-inches in diameter.

Bake in middle of oven until edges are golden, about 12-14 minutes.

Yield: 30 cookies (approximately).

They turned out very rich and very delicious!!!!!

Original recipe from Golden Blossom Honey

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ceekay said...

Nope, I wouldn't have anything to do with the bees either. But your jars of honey look wonderful. Great job!

Tina said...

What a blessing to have all that raw honey and those cookies look DELICIOUS!! I can't wait to be able to have sweets again once in a while.

It's All Good! said...

They look yummy, Susan. I always looking for tried and true recipes using honey instead of sugar. I'll have to give these a try.
Great Labor day weekend to ya!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up my mom made all our baked goods with honey instead of sugar. Those beautiful cookies look just like the ones she used to make!! I can just taste them, YUMMY!!!!!

Kelli said...

Look at all that beautiful honey! And your cookies look delicious...what a yummy treat!

Maxine said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing this!

The Olson's: said...

Mmm! I'll have to try the recipe! Thanks for sharing!
~ Leanne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yum, I love oatmeal cookies! I think I'll try this recipe!

I love the orange blossom honey we get here in FL! I eat honey on buttered flax seed toast most mornings.


GrumpyAngel said...

The cookies look yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I just copied it to my recipe file. My kids love cookies! And look at all that honey. You'll probably be making more honey goodness. I wish I were your neighbor so I can find an excuse to pop over:-)

MightyMom said...

are you saving me some??

Crystal said...

The cookies look delicious and the recipe is a good one. I'll have to try making them when we get our new supply of honey. My parents have an agreement with a beekeeper that he can place hives in some of their canola fields and in return they get some honey. Sweet deal :))

Maalie said...

That is strange, my son is visiting this weekend with his family (my baby granddaughter) and I have made for them an apricot crumble, with honey in the crumble mix. The kitchen smelled great with the aroma of the honey as it was cooking!

Mike said...

These look great. I need to eat.

Sioux said...

Love your show and tell! We have a friend here who is a beekeeper, and each winter packs all his bees up and takes them down to the coast. Then he brings them back in the spring. The honey is wonderful. Sounds like a great hobby for Mickey!

groovyoldlady said...

...and I'm gonna make them this evening to eat while we watch a movie about Helen Keller for school. In fact, I'll have the girlies help me make them.


groovyoldlady said...

...oh, and do you grease the pans?

Momma Roar said...

Yummy! The cookies and those jars of honey!

I think someone needs to start a recipe blog

-Just kidding! :) But I know that made you smile!!!

Susan said...

What a yummy post. I kept thinking about one of my favorite books when I read it, The Secret Life of Bees. Very insightful.