Honey cinnamon biscuits / cookies

22 Aug


I need a 12-step program for my cooking magazine addiction. My knees go weak and pulse races when I peruse racks of glossy mags full of pages of gorgeously styles food. Even though I spend hours each week on food blogs and Pinterest and have so, so many recipes squirrelled away I can’t resist the lure of a new food magazine.


This recipe for honey cinnamon biscuits / cookies is from Super Food Ideas, which as Australian readers of my blog while know, is full of easy, fuss-free recipes, usually made from items already in your kitchen. The mag made the bickies in snowflake shapes but I used a simple fluted cutter. You can dredge them in icing sugar or serve plain. This makes a huge amount of bickies so feel free to do as they suggested in the magazine and freeze one of the discs of dough in plastic wrap [at end of step one] for up to one month.



250g chilled butter, diced

3 cups plain flour

1 cup icing sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons cinnamon


Place butter, flour, cinnamon and 1 cup icing sugar into food processor and process until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add egg and honey and process until it just comes together.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide into two and shape each into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and pop in fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 170C and line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Roll one disc between 2 sheets baking paper until 5mm thick then cut out desired shape with cutter. Place on trays, 2cm apart.

Bake for 8-ish minutes [depending on size] until light golden and place on wire rack to cool. Continue until all dough is used.



38 Responses to “Honey cinnamon biscuits / cookies”

  1. Fae's Twist & Tango August 22, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    So cute and entertaining how you have the cookies in the teacup! The cookies look delicious!

    • thehungrymum August 22, 2013 at 4:26 am #

      Thanks 🙂 Sometimes coming up with creative ideas for the photos is the hardest part of blogging x

  2. Liz August 22, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    fantastic! I hear you on the addictions. Will be sorry if hard copy magazines, newspapers, cookbooks, etc give way to electronic media. Something about the paper and words in print, etc.

    Those cookies are pure brilliance–simple but not boring. Honey and cinnamon–mmmmmm. Now officially on my to-make list 🙂

  3. thiswasdinner August 22, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I’m exactly the same. Every month I promise myself I won’t buy one but every month I do!

  4. quilt32 August 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    The two teaspoons of cinnamon along with the honey intrigue me. I’ll be trying these.
    Love the cup and saucer.

    • thehungrymum October 11, 2014 at 4:32 am #

      Thanks – my nana gave me the cup & saucer and has she has died I really treasure them.

  5. chocolatesuze August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    i love cinnamon in anything so these cookies sound amazing!

    • thehungrymum August 23, 2013 at 4:13 am #

      Same. Cinnamon is the answers to all life’s probs x

    • thehungrymum October 11, 2014 at 4:33 am #

      snap! Cinnamon rocks my world.

  6. ChgoJohn August 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    My addiction is cookbooks and I put myself on a moratorium from buying them. Finally, thinking I had it licked, I ended the moratorium — and bought 3 within a week. The moratorium is in effect again. Cinnamon-flavored cookies are the best. These wouldn’t last long around here. 🙂

  7. ohlidia August 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    These cookies would be perfect with my cinnamon ice cream!

  8. tastytreats13 August 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Those are such pretty biscuits!

  9. Sandi August 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    I’m the same with the food magazines! Ahh it’s an addiction for sure! These biscuits look super cute!

    • thehungrymum August 23, 2013 at 4:12 am #

      Those mags look so pretty & inviting, don’t they? Sigh…

  10. Choc Chip Uru August 24, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    I want these cookies, these are so delicious 😀


  11. msihua (@msihua) August 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Loving the use of good quality China 🙂 So pretty!

    • thehungrymum August 26, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you! My nana gave it to me and I just love it.

  12. cquek August 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Thanks for posting the recipe and the beautiful pictures.

  13. Christine (@cookingcrusade) August 26, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Aww these little cookies look so perfect!They would go just lovely with a nice cuppa 😀

    • thehungrymum August 26, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      They are indeed a perfect friend for a tea or two x

  14. andmorefood August 27, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    I have the same addiction to food-everything. we could form a support group!

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Yes – safety in numbers 🙂 “Put down the cooking magazine and walk away”

  15. Baking With Gab August 29, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    You’re not alone in your addiction! No amount of pinning recipes or trawling the internet can beat the feel, the smell and the excitement of a new cookbook. These biscuits look lovely too.

    • thehungrymum August 30, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Good to know I’m not alone 🙂 And our ISP is somewhat crap so many’s the time I try to bake something I’ve Pinned, only to find the net is down . Grrr. That’s when books & mags come into their own.

  16. libishski August 31, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    These cookies sound delicious in their simplicity. I’ll bake a batch to give to my colleagues at work if I feel like getting brownie points from the boss 😉

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Brownie points never go astray at work! Let me know if you get a chance to make them 🙂

  17. My Kitchen Stories September 2, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    I too share your addiction and must not let myself look at the magazine rack. I just threw a whole pile out and went back and saved some!. Love these cookies. A food processor cookie is the best kind

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      They are so hard to part with! You’re right – best not to even set foot in the newsagents 🙂

  18. vegeTARAian September 2, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Glossy mags really do it for me too. I love how gorgeous and simple these are! Must give them a try

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      There’s something about the crispness of the pages and the incredible photos that has me handing over my money to the newsagents. These are v easy – hope you do try them x

  19. themondaybox September 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    At first I thought the little speckles in the the cookies were vanilla bean. Then I realized they are from the cinnamon! I love cinnamon and will be sure to try these soon. They are really a cinnamon shortbread aren’t they? Great for gift giving and care packages! Thanks!

  20. kathryningrid September 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    As Monday Box says, it sounds very much like a shortbread–my very favorite kind of biscuit anyway, and with cinnamon it ought to be quite perfect!

    • thehungrymum September 14, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Yes, it is quite short & buttery. And cinnamon makes everything wonderful 🙂

  21. girlinafoodfrenzy September 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Lovely biscuit stacks are what afternoon tea time dreams are made if! I too am a blog, pinterest, Instagram and now video addict! All well worth it in the search to satisfy my taste buds 🙂

    • thehungrymum December 8, 2013 at 5:42 am #

      Yes – let’s call it ‘research’, that we can can happily while away the hours 🙂 Thanks for the sweet words x

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