Hoenig Kuchen - Honey Cookies
John Bettger, e-mail message to Michael Miller.
My grandfather wrote down his favorite recipe (his mother's) in
the late 1800's. It is generally translated as follows. Can anyone
recognize what it is? I have never tasted it.
1 lb. butter
2 lbs. honey
1 lb. sugar
2 tbs. cinnamon
1 glass Schnapps
1 1/2 glass sour cream
4 tsp. salt
enough flour to make into little cakes (cookies?)
John - this looks like Hoenig kuchen - honey cookies to me. They'd
be coffee-colored even before baking, and a mild (almost spicy),
soft cookie. My family made them about 2" across.
I preferred a cookie that was similar - but was white-sugar
based, was peppermint flavored, and used cooking ammonia to enhance
the 'freshness' of the peppermint flavor.
PS In case you're not a baker... you should know that your recipe
is for an ENORMOUS batch!
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