Makes: 5 dozen. Prep: 20 minutes Refrigerate: overnight. Bake: at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.




  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.

  • In another large bowl, beat butter, eggs, and zest until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in honey until combined. On low speed beat in dry ingredients until just combined.

  • Cover and refrigerate dough overnight.

  • Heat oven to 350°F. With wel-floured hands, form 1 level teaspoon dough into a ball. On a well-floured work surface, form each ball into a 2 1/2-inch-long log. Bend into a crescent shape and place on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from oven; cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 1 minute. Roll warm cookies in confectioners sugar. Place on wire rack to cool completely.