Honey and Spice Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 4 dozen

  • Cook

    25 minutes


Loaded with warm spices—allspice, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon—sweetened with honey, and packed with hazelnuts, these cookies make a holiday worthy dessert all on their own; or make a wonderfully crisp accompaniment to ice cream.


  • 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 cup packed (4 oz.) muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 12 tsp. ground allspice
  • 12 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 cups (9 oz.) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 13 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Heat the oven to 375°. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar, honey, and spices until fluffy. Add flour, hazelnuts, and salt; beat on low speed until just combined. Scrape the dough onto a floured work surface, flatten until 1⁄4 inch thick, and cut out cookies using a 2-inch-round cutter. Transfer the rounds to baking sheets and bake until golden on the bottom, about 8 minutes.

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