|Sifted flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Firmly packed dark brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Honey||1 Cup (16 tbs) (At Room Temperature)|
|Finely grated lemon rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Finely chopped blanched almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Mixed candied orange peel and citron||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Sifted confectioners sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Blanched almond halves||1 Tablespoon|
|Halved candied cherries||1 Tablespoon, or slivered|
Sift flour with baking soda and,, spices.
Beat sugar, honey and' egg until well blended; add lemon rind and juice.
Slowly mix in dry ingredients just until blended; stir in almonds and fruit peel.
Wrap and chill 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Roll out 1/3 of dough at a time 1/4" thick and cut with a 2" round cookie cutter or cut in rectangles 2 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Arrange 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheets and bake 8 minutes until edges are lightly browned and tops spring back when touched.
Cool on wire racks.
For the frosting: Mix sugar and milk until smooth; spread a little on top of each cookie or dip cookie tops in frosting.
Decorate with almonds and cherries.
Let frosting harden before storing cookies.
Calories 1112 Calories from Fat 172
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19 g29%
Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 53.5 mg17.8%
Sodium 199.6 mg8.3%
Total Carbohydrates 228 g75.9%
Dietary Fiber 10.1 g40.3%
Sugars 140.3 g
Protein 20 g39.5%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 74.4%
Calcium 18.1% Iron 35.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet