Honey-Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

Cookies are a great treat to make whether you’re baking for fun, you’re creating snacks for friends and family, or you’re enjoying quality time with your little ones. At Artisan Bees Honey Company, we love finding new ways to use nature’s sweet, golden treasure in baked goods, and this Honey-Cinnamon Shortbread cookie recipe is one of our favorites! Keep reading to learn how to make these delicious cookies and try making your own today!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ⅓ cup honey, set aside additional honey for glazing

  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, set aside an additional ½ cup for consistency and rolling


In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Cream the honey into the other ingredients until combined.

Add cinnamon and salt and mix well.

Slowly add 2 1⁄4 cups of flour a half cup at a time and mix until blended. Remember not to overmix! Consistency should be similar to soft play dough. Add small amounts of additional flour if needed to reach this consistency.

Wrap cookie dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325°. Prepare baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.

On a floured surface, roll the dough to an ½ inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, (or a small drinking glass) cut 2-inch cookies.

For added fun, you can try using a cookie stamp! Firmly yet gently press the impression into the cookie to create a cute cookie design!

Bake for about 14-17 minutes, depending on the preferred crisp for your cookies.

Allow to cool for 2 minutes then remove cookies and place on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Optional: For added honey flavor, warm 1 tbsp of honey and lightly brush cookies with it to glaze.

Store in an airtight container.

Adding a Honey Glaze

To really highlight the flavor of Artisan Bees Honey in these cookies, we recommend adding a pure honey glaze by warming up some honey in the microwave or over the stove and, while the cookies are still warm, brushing them lightly with the honey. You can also do this with any of our flavored creamed honey to add your own special touch!

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Honey Cinnamon Shortbread cookies are a perfect compliment to morning coffee, afternoon tea, or as a late-night snack. Enjoy some of these delicate, tasty shortbread cookies using Artisan Bees Honey today.

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