Honey Cinnamon Cookies make a delicious cookie recipe that tastes so similar to those cookies you get when you fly the friendly skies – all without having to leave home!

I have been testing cookie dough recipes trying to develop the most delicious honey-cinnamon cookie I could. I was looking for the flavor of a cinnamon honey graham, but a bit sturdier than a graham cracker. I enlisted my favorite cookie-dough-taste-tester (Little Buddy) and set off to find a recipe we both loved.

We both agreed on one recipe as soon as we tasted the dough. The perfect blend of honey and cinnamon and we just couldn’t wait to taste the cookie once it was baked. Little Buddy selected our bunny cookie cutter for these cookies and away we went rolling, cutting, and baking.

And guess what?

You know those cookies you get when you fly on Delta? The ones that you stash in your purse or carry-on and look around to see if any of your neighbors noticed that you just poked two packs of these cookies into your bag and are hoping the flight attendant will bring more.

Please don’t tell me you don’t do that, too!

Well, these cookies taste as much like those cookies I love as anything I’ve ever tasted.

While these are perfect to feed your cookie cravings, you may also want to check out thee S’mores Cookies that I made with them. Perfection!

Here’s how I made them.

Honey Cinnamon Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Honey Cinnamon Cookies make a delicious cookie recipe that tastes so similar to those cookies you get when you fly the friendly skies – all without having to leave home!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 4 cups (480 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) (226 g) butter
  • 1 cup (213 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (168 g) honey


  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar and honey.
  • Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until well-combined. The dough will be dry and will not come together into a ball.
  • Pour dough onto parchment or waxed paper and knead to combine until smooth.
  • Divide dough into four equal parts.
  • Roll out one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut with desired cutter.
  • Bake at 350º until just golden brown but still soft to the touch, about 12 minutes.
  • Cookie will harden as it cools.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Hey Robyn! Thank you so much for a great recipe! They turned out perfectly!! We even made some of them into the S’mores recipe you shared – thanks for the cute idea!!

  2. Hi Robyn

    I had a heck of a time with the dough but I’m sure that will be easier the next time I make them now that I know what to expect (and what tweaks to make). But, there will be a next time! We love these cookies!!!

    1. Hey Mama Kelly – I’m so glad y’all love these cookies. They are quiet addictive! I hate that you had a tough time with the dough. It’s definitely a dry dough. The most important part of making them for me is the kneading and then dividing into four equal parts for rolling and cutting. Your modifications with the cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and the change to the flour sound yummy!

  3. I just made these cookies and they are delicious. I will be decorating them tomorrow at a cookie/cupcake decroating get-together with some other ladies. I would like to point out though that there is one error in the receipe. When you call for cinnamon in the wet ingredient instructions, I think it was meant to say honey. I will be making these again, that is for sure.

    1. I’m so glad y’all liked them, Melody! Thanks so much for letting me know about my slip up. I’ve got it fixed now. 🙂 Have fun decorating these tomorrow!

    1. We’ve gotten a head start on Easter goodies. Love it when my son has a special request though – I’m all over it when he asks!

  4. I love the flavor combination! My daughter especially loves those Delta cookies – we’ll have to make these!

  5. I love homemade version of anything you can get in the shops. I envy those who have the knack of replicating! Well done you!

  6. The homemade cookies look so refreshing and healthy! Love the color and honey you have used in baking these lovely cookies.