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Most of us will have a jar of honey in the cupboard – but what happens when runny honey turns to crystals? Can it be made runny again?

Science teacher and author Sam Holyman explains the whys and the hows in the short video below and Annie shows how to turn the honey into delicious cookies.


Honey Cookies


Honey cookies are a great sweet treat made from honey, and don’t worry if it is no longer runny – just increase the temperature by putting the honey pot in a warm water and the sugars will redissolve making the honey runny once more.

Annie shows you how to make the cookies. Here’s what you need:

2/3rd cup of sunflower oil

3/4 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of honey

1 hen’s egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 cups of plain flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

pinch of salt



Mix the oil, sugar and honey in a bowl.

Add a whisked egg with the vanilla and salt then mix.

Add the sieved flour and baking soda and mix until a sticky dough is formed.

Transfer to a plastic bag and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

On a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or non-stick foil, put large tablespoons of the mixture rolled into balls and gently flattened on top.  Leave enough space so that when the cookies cook, they do not spread into each other.

Bake at 160oC in a fan oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown at the edges but still flopping in the middle.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool.  If they aren’t quite the right shape, while warm use a spatula to form discs.

Did you know……

Honey is a mixture is made from the sugar juice that collects in the centre of flowers.  It can be a variety of colours and this can be due to the pollen that the bees accidently leave in the honey.

Thanks to Sam Holyman BSc(Hons) PGCE CSciTeach and Annie.

Also thanks to Tim Clare for his work behind the camera.

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