Honey Oat Cookies
The small amount of baking soda in these cookies gives them a little lift, but not so much that they lose their shape. You can grind the oats in a food processor for 20 to 30 seconds.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup honey
Add and beat until incorporated:
1 large egg yolk
Whisk together, then beat in until incorporated:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup ground oats
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 1 to 2 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with [royal icing link to royal icing recipe]or frost with honey frosting (below).
Melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter and stir in 4 tablespoons honey. Add 3 cups confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Spread on cookies.