Friday, October 26, 2018

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday With Local Hive From Rice’s Honey® Recipes .@LocalHiveHoney

Local Hive™ from Rice’s Honey®, a leading producer of high quality, U.S. only raw & unfiltered honey since 1924, wants to help you put the twinkle into your holidays with their locally produced honey varietals. Perfect for your holiday table and every day, Local Hive from Rice’s Honey offers 16 different local varieties of raw honey honey including Local New England, Local Northeast, Local Florida, Authentic Clover & Authentic Wildflower.

With your loved ones gathered around the table, whether it’s for a comforting hot drink during the cold days of winter or to enjoy your favorite Christmas cookies, the taste of real honey from Local Hive™ will help you create fond memories.

Local Hive™ Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Makes about 24

½ cup Local Hive™ Honey

2 sticks butter, softened

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

3 vanilla beans (1 for frosting)

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

3 cups flour

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

Beat the sugar and butter on high until fluffy, between 7 - 8 ½ minutes. Scrape beans from 2 vanilla bean pods and set aside. Beat together honey, egg, egg yolk, vanilla beans and extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.

Then add in the rest of the beaten ingredients and mix well.

You should have a dough-consistency.

Sprinkle a cutting board or other clean area with powdered sugar. (No flour)

Roll out dough and but into your holiday shapes.

Bake on parchment paper after putting in the freezer for about 6 minutes, so they get more solid.

Bake at 350º for 9-11 minutes and cool on wire rack.


Honey Vanilla Frosting

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean

4 cups powdered sugar

1 lb. cold butter

Scrape the beans from the vanilla bean pod and set aside.  Beat the honey, vanilla plus vanilla beans and then beat in half of the powdered sugar. Beat in the half and half. Combine this with the powdered sugar and beat until well.

After cutting the cold butter into small pieces, be sure to add it a little bit at a time, mixing on high speed with a whisk attachment or by hand. Beat on high speed for 9 minutes, or until it looks fluffy.

Decorate your holiday cookies and add sprinkles or other edible decorations and enjoy!

I received complimentary product.

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