The best soft honey cookies recipe (2024)

Home » desserts

Published on August 21, 2023 by Chahinez 2 Comments

Spread the love

These chewy honey cookies are some of the best you’ll ever make! This original recipe is made with ½ cup honey to really allow those flavors to shine through while still keeping the cookies soft and chewy. With each bite of this delicious cookie, you will get a delicious honey flavor with the most perfect chewy texture you’ll ever have! These cookies are perfect on their own with a cup of coffee or tea but can also be used to make cookie sandwiches as well.

Since you are here, make sure to try out this honey bun cookie recipe, this Crumbl honey cornbread cookie recipe, this honey oat milk latte, as well as this moist honey cake recipe!

Jump to recipe

The best soft honey cookies recipe (1)

This is the best chewy honey cookie recipe!

When it comes to cookies, I got you covered with the best of the best. I mean at the end of the day, my website has become a place for everyone to go and look for their favorite cookie recipe so I had to share a staple recipe for soft cookies that have a strong honey flavor as well as a delicious texture.

These cookies are so versatile that they can be made for spring festivities, summer picnics, fall treats to enjoy with your pumpkin lattes, or even as a winter Christmas cookie.

The flavor of the honey shines through and will brighten any honey lovers’ day! Give it a try and let me know what you think 🙂

Why you need to make this honey cookies recipe!

  • ​These cookies have an amazing and distinct flavor that you will be obsessed with!
  • This recipe is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.
  • Everything is made with one bowl, AKA less cleanup which we love!
  • These cookies are so versatile, they can be enjoyed year-round but will definitely be the star of the show on your Christmas cookie platter!
  • These are the perfect cookies to make with your little ones and create some core memories together.
The best soft honey cookies recipe (2)

Ingredients for this super chewy cookie

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.

  • Butter-You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. No need to worry about having room temperature butter or cold butter because we are going to melt it with the honey and sugar mixture.
  • Brown sugar & granulated sugar
  • Honey-You can use any type of honey that you like! Clover honey, wildflower honey, or even orange blossom honey would really turn this simple recipe into the most delicious treat EVER!
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda & baking powder
  • Cinnamon & ginger
  • Salt
  • Vanilla bean sugar or regular turbinado sugar for coating-This not only makes these cookies look amazing but it is also a great way to elevate the texture by adding some crunch to each cookie.
The best soft honey cookies recipe (3)

How to make this honey cookie recipe

This is how you can make these chewy honey cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!

  1. Add butter, honey, white sugar, and brown sugar into a large bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments.
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract once the butter mixture cools down a little bit.
  3. Fold in the flour mixture. Starting with the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for an hour and 15 minutes. This allows the flavors to develop and the flour to absorb the moisture from the wet ingredients.
  5. Roll the cookie dough balls into the vanilla sugar and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool down on the parchment-lined baking sheet for a few minutes. Then transferring everything to a wire rack to cool down some more.
The best soft honey cookies recipe (4)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (5)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (6)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (7)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (8)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (9)

Frequently asked questions – FAQ

How to store these delicious honey cookies?

Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze honey cookies?

Absolutely! you can freeze these cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Once you are ready to enjoy them thaw them on the counter for a few hours or in the fridge overnight.

How can I keep my cookies softer for longer?

My best trick to keep cookies softer for longer is to add a little piece of toast or a tortilla to the airtight container where you store the cookies. This is a minimal effort easy option to keep your cookies fresh.

The best soft honey cookies recipe (10)

The most perfect honey cookie recipe

The best soft honey cookies recipe (11)

Soft and Chewy Honey Cookies

These soft and chewy honey cookies are the ultimate cookie for honey lovers. It is easy to make and has a deep honey flavor,

5 from 8 votes

Print Recipe Pin Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

chill time 1 hour hr 15 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 40 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 22 cookies

Calories 154 Calories


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 & ¼ cup AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup vanilla sugar or coarse granulated sugar


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, melt the butter, honey, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in 30-second increments in the microwave. Whisk to combine.

    ½ cup butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ½ cup honey

  • Allow the melted honey butter mixture to cool down for a few minutes then add in the egg and the vanilla extract and whisk again to combine.

    1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Fold in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cornstarch, and salt just until the flour mixture disappears. The cookie dough will be soft.

    ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 & ¼ cup AP flour, 1 tablespoon corn starch, ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour and 15 minutes.

  • About 15 minutes before you are ready to pull out your cookies, preheat the oven to 325F.

  • Once the cookie dough is ready, scoop 22 small cookie dough balls using a small 2-tablespoon cookie scooper. Roll each one in vanilla sugar, place on the baking sheet, and bake for 10-11 minutes.

    ⅓ cup vanilla sugar

  • Allow the cooking to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!


Calories: 154CaloriesCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 412mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg

Keyword chewy honey cookies, honey cookie recipe, honey cookies, honey cookies recipe

Tried this recipe?Follow us and tag us on Instagram! @chahinez_tbt

The best soft honey cookies recipe (12)

Shop this recipe

This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I will get a small percentage of every purchase you make!

If you enjoyed this Chewy honey cookies recipe make sure to pin it for later!

The best soft honey cookies recipe (13)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (14)
The best soft honey cookies recipe (15)

« high protein Cottage Cheese Queso – Viral Tiktok recipe

How to make homemade fluffy pancakes without milk »

Reader Interactions


  1. Betsy Rich-Czarnik

    My mom made a honey cookie when I was little that was so soft, I called them bendy cookies! unfortunately the recipe was lost.My Mom is now 90. one thing we agree on is that the butter and hone were mixed in a saucepan i have not made your recipe yet, but am looking forward to making them. Still hunting that magic! Thanks for posting one that has some of the stuff we rremember


    • Chahinez

      You’re welcome! I hope the recipe brings back some wonderful memories for you and your mom.


Leave a Comment

The best soft honey cookies recipe (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Lakeisha Bayer VM

Last Updated:

Views: 5603

Rating: 4.9 / 5 (69 voted)

Reviews: 92% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Lakeisha Bayer VM

Birthday: 1997-10-17

Address: Suite 835 34136 Adrian Mountains, Floydton, UT 81036

Phone: +3571527672278

Job: Manufacturing Agent

Hobby: Skimboarding, Photography, Roller skating, Knife making, Paintball, Embroidery, Gunsmithing

Introduction: My name is Lakeisha Bayer VM, I am a brainy, kind, enchanting, healthy, lovely, clean, witty person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.