Nalbone Family Recipes

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cookies, desserts

Eight-Day Honey Cookies

Woman's Day Kitchen

Servings: 36

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Prep: 8 Days


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 ounce candied citron
  • 1 ounce candied lemon peel
  • 1 ounce candied orange peel
  • 2 2/3 cups blanched almonds, reserve 2/3 cup.
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Heat honey. Add sugar and juice.
  2. Force citron, peels, and 2 cups almonds through food chopper. Add to first mixture.
  3. Add sifted dry ingredients.
  4. Cover, and chill for 8 days.
  5. Roll very thin, and cut with floured, scalloped cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderate oven, 325 degrees, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Spread with icing of confectioners' sugar mixed with orange juice and a litter grated rind. Top each with a whole almond, using remaining 2/3 cup.
  7. Store airtight 2 weeks before using.

Yield: 6 dozen

Copyright: Woman's Day Kitchen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 144 Calories; 6g Fat (33.9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 35mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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