That's one of the nice things about the recipes in the Alpha-Bakery cookbook - they use ingredients that people have around their homes. You don't have to go out and purchase special, unsual items.
The recipe said that the cookies will look shiny when they are done baking. We prefer cookies that are still soft and tend to underbake them a bit (they are still baked, but not brown and crispy).
The top of the cookies are shiny and smooth, just like the recipe said they would be. The honey adds a nice taste to the cookies, and reminds us of the bees that we had here. (The honey is from the hives where the bees lived.)
Honey Bee Cookies
½ cup butter, softened (we used dairy-free butter)
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup honey
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, honey and egg in a medium bowl until smooth, scraping the sides occasionally. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
Drop spoon fulls of dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake about 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the edges are beginning to brown. The cookies will still look shiny when they’re done. Allow them to cool.