Mexican Honey Dainties

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 711
Yield: 2 1/2 - 3 dozen


1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 - 2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans


In mixer bowl, beat together cooking oil and butter until blended. Beat in the sugar. Add orange juice, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well. Add enough of the flour, a little at a time, to make a medium-soft dough. Shape dough into 2-inch ovals and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 20–25 minutes or until cookies are golden.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and honey. Boil gently uncovered for 5 minutes. Cool. Dip face of cookies into warm syrup and then press into chopped nuts. Let dry. Store in covered container or freeze for later use.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 711
Calories from Fat: 346

This Mexican Honey Dainties recipe is from the Best of the Best From The Southwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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