Perfect sweet and spicy Christmas cookies!
You can add more spices to the mix, like ground cardamom or cloves.
The cookies are naturally sweet from the honey, but if you want them sweeter add a few tablespoons of sugar (white or brown) to honey and butter and cook the 3 together (before pouring the melted mixture into dry ingredients).
As the cookies bake they’ll hardly change the color on top, but they can burn on the bottom so watch them after the 10-minute mark. If you’re unsure when they’re done, take one out and see if the bottom is golden brown and hard if you tap it.
If you are not a fan of sugar glaze, dip these into melted chocolate instead. Whatever you decide to do, they do need a coating of something, to balance out the zingy spices.
Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food.