BEST EVER Honey Cookies & A Lesson in Patience

(Originally posted 9/24/12)

A Lesson in Patience…
sitting in JFK
flight is delayed for
about 2 hours now
its 3:30 in the AM!
technical difficulties
says the “staff” …
who sit and chatter and say things like
“we don’t know anything”
“no clue as to how much longer”
“we will call you when it is time to board”
with my front seat view of the desk
I witness…
all matters of people…
and their patience.
and I wonder?
does it really help
to mucher and harras
the people at the desk?
there is no way you….madame..
are going to get yourself
on that plane any quicker…
if you ask.
and ask.
and ask again.
no matter how angry
how frustrated
or how tired and upset you really are.
sometimes you have to just realize
when the plane and crew are ready….
fixing whatever they are fixing…
ONLY then
will you, me and the other 300+ passengers
are going to get on that darn thing
A lesson in patience…
one that I have realized I could use
throughout my daily life
G-d is working, doing what he does best
and only when he is ready and thinks it’s best for me & you
despite my nagging, pleading and frustration
I will not get what I want any faster…
so better for me to sit back
play with my Tunie B.
enjoy this adventure…
and when things are ready and good…
I will be able to appreciate
the ride
all the more

Shana Tova Everyone
May this year be one of blessings and good things for all of us!
Wishing you all a easy & meaningful fast.


The Best EVER Honey Cookie Recipe

Admittedly I tried hard to connect this recipe to this post..but could find none other than ; I love this recipe and you need a bit of patience with yourself when your last cookie is eaten and your not sure how you actually ate the ENTIRE batch because YES – they are that good.

My Aunt Rachel (a never ending source of delicious foods) makes massive batches of this cookie for this holiday season. I personally received my own tin and have set the record for the most honey cookies eaten by one human being in one sitting! (I checked -people! )

Personally I can not stomach honey cake or the normal honey cookie recipes that most people love. But these cookies, are in a class by themselves, subtly sweet, not to chewy not to dense…just perfect bites to dunk in a cup of tea after your meal or in the morning before the madness of the day starts.

This recipe comes from another very talented person – Leeba R. who generously allowed my aunt to share it with me – and hence you lucky people!

4 c. Flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. Oil
1 1/4 c. Sugar
4 T. Honey
3 eggs

Pre-heat oven to 325 F degrees.
Mix all your ingredients in bowl until well combined. Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scooper, drop small dollops of cookie batter on to your cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Tip: Add one egg if batter is too dry.