On an early spring morning one can observe much activity around the beehive. All insects are coming to life, but the bees are the most numerous at one given spot, so you notice them the most. They are crowding out of the dark interior of their dwelling, launching themselves into the sunny air. I watch from a distance and have great respect for them … Recently I find more and more recipes that use honey in place of sugar, but I still like my honey best with fresh bread of any kind. –Adela Amador

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped

Makes 4½ dozen cookies

  1. Cream butter. Add honey and beaten egg and beat until fluffy.
  2. Sift flour, measure, and add salt and baking powder. Sift again. Add chopped nuts and raisins to flour mixture.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased baking sheet, spaced 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes.