Add sugar to butter warmed to room temperature, and mix until it turns into a cream. It is good to use a whisk.
Add egg yolk and honey, and roughly mix together.
Sift in the flour in 2 batches. Lightly stir with a spatula.
Put plastic bags on your hands, wrap rubber bands around your wrists to secure, then gather the dough into one lump.
Pick it up in one hand after gathering into one lump, and cover with the plastic bag with your other hand.
Close the bag opening, and let sit in the fridge for more than 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to 5mm thick, and split open the bag from the center.
Cut out the cookies (kids can easily do this), and bake in an oven preheated to 355°C/180°C for 12 minutes. Let cool well on a rack after baking.
Story Behind this Recipe
These are really tasty when you make them with delicious honey! Please try this out when you buy expensive honey and it has hardened into a white blob. I think kids or anyone can make this without failing.
Step 1 is important, so make sure to cream well! Sprinkle the cut cookies with just a bit of flour so that it doesn't become white will help to cleanly remove it from the cookie cutter. They are soft just after baking, so wait until they cool and dry. Using margarine spoils the taste of honey so I recommend butter.