You are here: Home » Recipes » Beehive Cookies Beehive Cookies Recipe by National Honey Board Yield 4 dozen Homemade slice-and-bake cookies are flavored with cinnamon, lemon and honey. PrintEmail Ingredients 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, lightly chilled, cut in bits1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed1/2 cup whipped honey or crème1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 2 lemons)1 -- egg3 cups flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt -- Coarse sugar, optional Instructions Cream butter, brown sugar, honey and lemon zest until smooth; beat in egg. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture in three additions, mixing well after each. Scrape dough onto plastic wrap; shape it into a log about 12 inches long. Chill an hour or so until firm, or up to 24 hours. Heat oven to 350F. Cut log into 1/4-inch slices; place 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired, lightly pressing sugar into dough. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a rack. Cool completely.