Saturday, September 14, 2013

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies: Baking with Honey Tips

September is National Honey Month, and I've posted several chocolate honey recipes, but I thought it might be good to post some honey tips, particularly when substituting honey for sugar. Of course, you can just find a recipe that uses honey, so you don't need to think about it. But, sometimes, you just want to try a recipe and you prefer using honey. I know I do.


1. Generally you can substitute 2/3 cup honey for each cup of sugar in a recipe, but you'll probably want to reduce the amount of liquid by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey.
2. If you're baking, you'll want to reduce the heat by about 25 degrees to prevent burning.
3. And, here's one you might not know. If you're substituting honey in baking, add 1/2 tsp baking soda for each cup honey used.

From the Empire State Honey Producers comes this recipe (slightly adapted) for Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1/2 cup local honey
1/2 cup sweet butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1-1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup chopped or ground walnuts (optional)

Cream honey and butter together. Add egg and vanilla.
In bowl, sift flour, soda, powder and salt together. Add to wet honey mixture. Mix.
Fold in nuts and chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate). Stir slightly.
Drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


~~louise~~ said...

Great tips, Janet. I can never remember how to substitute honey for sugar. Those Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies are sounding pretty darn "sweet" too!

Thanks for sharing...

daniel said...

Hi there, this looks like a very tasty recipe, I can't wait to try it out myself .
Thanks for sharing I'm sure my boys are going to love them.