It’s national Winnie The Pooh day on Monday the 18th of January and we love Winnie the Pooh in this house. We’ve visited the real 100 Acre Woods and we’ve had a Winnie The Pooh birthday party and my kids have been playing Pooh Sticks since they could stand up straight, so really it’s only obvious that we’d have to do something to celebrate Winnie the Pooh’s special day!
I’ve made this recipe a few times, because they’re honey cookies, and bears love honey! And so do my children. They are really tasty on their own, but my little ones love them with chocolate chips on top and my personal favourite is with glacé cherries on top. It’s just deliciousness all round.
The original recipe from the 1979 The Pooh Cook Book You suggests you can top it with almond slivers. I’ve reduced the sugar too, with no ill effect, though that’s probably because we eat them before they can go stale, which is what the sugar helps slow down.
- 230g self raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 115g salted butter
- 80g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 45g honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- almonds (optional)
- choc chips (optional)
- glacé cherries (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
- Add flour, salt, butter, sugar, egg, honey and vanilla essence to the food processor and mix till it's all well combined (Thermomix: speed 5/30 seconds)
- On a well floured surface, and with well floured hands, shape balls the size of large marbles and space them out evenly on a tray. They will expand in the oven.
- With your finger make a dent in each ball and fill it with the optional extras or leave it as is
- Place in the oven and bake for 13 - 15 minutes depending on your oven
- They will still be really soft when they come out the oven, so leave them to cool entirely before transferring to a biscuit tin
Isn’t it funny
How a bear likes honey
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
I wonder why he does