Honey Orange Drops Cookie Recipe

The honey orange drops cookie recipe takes advantage of one of natures most delicious sweeteners; honey. Store bought honey will work, but honey fresh from the local bee farmer will be richer in flavor, and usually cheaper as well!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sesame seed
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup orange juice
1 egg
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup salted butter, softened
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Small bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sesame seeds, wheat germ, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed cream butter for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Combine honey, orange juice, egg, orange peel, and vanilla extract; beat well.
Step 5: Gradually beat in flour mixture, until just combined.
Step 6: Drop rounded teaspoonfuls into ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
Step 7: Bake for 9-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Transfer cookies to a cooling surface.

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat at medium speed until creamy.
Step 2: Spread frosting over slightly warm cookies.

Makes about 48 cookies.