Enjoy your holiday with these sugar cookies. Using honey makes them naturally-sweetened (no refined sugar here!) and you don't use a lot so they are cost-effective.
1cupunsalted buttersoftened/at room temp
2 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat honey and butter until well combined, scraping the bowl a few times if needed. Add in egg, vanilla and salt, mix well. Mix in flour until well combined.
It will still be a little sticky but scoop it into a container and chill for 30-60 minutes (If it ends up in fridge overnight, you may need to let it sit on counter a bit to warm up as it may be too firm…)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Divide dough in half and roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out your desired shapes, and transfer to cookie sheets lined with parchment or silpats. Re-roll scraps and cut out some more!
Bake for 8 minutes, turn trays around, and bake another 5 minutes, until edges are just getting gently browned. If you want them crispy and not chewy, bake a few more minutes.
Cool, decorate to your hearts content, and enjoy!
I fill 3 half-sheet pans with this batch of dough, which is approximately 5 dozen cookies for me. It depends on how big you make your shapes, but hopefully this gives you a good idea of yield.