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Christmas Honey Cookies
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbls. orange juice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 to 2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/3 to 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
In mixing bowl, beat cooking oil into butter until blended.
Beat in the 1/3 cup 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 350 degrees oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the 3/4 cup sugar, the water and honey.
Boil gently uncovered for 5 minutes.
Dip cooled cookies into the warm syrup.
Sprinkle immediately with nuts.
Dry on a wire rack.