Recipes for the classics like peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies to special treats like Danish Love Krandse are all included in The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook (Voyageur Press, 2009). These cookie recipes invite readers everywhere to recreate the fragrant kitchens and delectable tastes of farm days gone by. This Frosted Honey Fruit Cookies Recipe is excerpted from “Bars and Squares.”
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Frosted Honey Fruit Cookies Recipe
B. N., Nebraska
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup raisins, dredged in a little flour
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Cream butter and sugar; add egg and honey. Sift in flour, baking soda, salt, and spices, adding alternately with buttermilk; then add raisins, nuts, and coconut. Mix all together well and spread thinly in two well-buttered 8-inch-square baking pans. Bake at 375 F for about 20 minutes. While still warm, frost with:
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
Milk to make a thin, smooth paste
Few drops vanilla
Spread thinly over cookie and allow to cool. Cut in squares or diamonds to serve.
Reprinted with permission from The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook edited by Lela Nargi and published by Voyageur Press, 2009. Buy this book from our store: The Farmer’s Wife Cookie Cookbook.