Honey biscuits

Store bought cookies need to last because they need a pretty long shelf life, from the time they come out of the oven, cool, get packaged, get boxed, get stocked in the warehouse, get on a truck, delivered to a distributor, than on another truck to be delivered to your store, waiting well-aligned on the shelf for you to come along and select them.  

Maybe wait a bit longer in your counter before you eat them. So how many preservatives are added to the ingredients?

Home made cookies can be healthier than store bought cookies because you control the ingredients that go into them. No preservatives, only the best butter and flour.  Simple cookies made with top quality butter is better than anything you’re likely to get at the store.

Despite the expensive ingredients, it is cheaper to make your own cookies than buy them from the store. But not by very much. But there may be other values or needs you’ll want to make your own instead. In the end it is easy and fun to make them.

These are super easy Honey Cookies, or Biscotti, as we call them in Italy.


Flour 350 gr

Butter 120 gr

Acacia honey 100 gr

Brown sugar 120 gr

Grated zest of a lemon

Eggs 1

Milk 2-3 tablespoons


Sift the flour well, then add the melted butter, honey, brown sugar, grated lemon peel, egg and milk.

Knead the mixture, work it at least 10 minutes until it is smooth. Roll out the dough in order to make a 1/2 cm sheet and give it the shape you like most, making lots of cookies.

Then put them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and cook at 200 ° for about 15 minutes. Nothing could be easier or more tasty!

Acacia honey stands out from the other types of honey with quite an impressive “portfolio”.

Acacia honey is the most preferred type. Іt сrуѕtаllуzеѕ ѕlоwlу, 1-2 уеаrѕ аftеr bеіng ехtrасtеd (rеаd mоrе аbоut hоnеу сrуѕtаllіzаtіоn hеrе). Іtѕ сарасіtу tо rеmаіn іn а lіquіd ѕtаtе fоr а lоng tіmе, соmbіnеd wіth іtѕ lіght соlоr, gіvеѕ іt а grеаt соmmеrсіаl арреаrаnсе


At home you can also store them in you favorite tin box too!

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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