Park Palates: Eleanor Roosevelt's Honey Drops

March 17, 2010, 7:35 am

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a recipe for Eleanor Roosevelt’s honey drop cookies. During her years at the White House, Eleanor entertained many guests, and often served these cookies along with afternoon tea.

1 cup sugar
1 cup honey
1 cup butter
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped orange peel
About 3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix all the ingredients, except flour. Add enough flour so that the mixture can be rolled into balls and placed on a cookie sheet without running. After placing rolled balls on cookie sheet, bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

Makes 12 dozen drops.

This recipe comes from the book Presidential Cookies. You can find out where to pick up a copy of the book here.