Bear N Mom Recipes - Cookies - Mustachol (Italian Honey Cookies)

This was a really hard recipe to find. I finally found the recipe when one of Nunny's cousins introduced herself to me at a dinner at the Elks Lodge. I asked her if she had the recipe and later that month she sent it to me.

Nunny made these all the time in the shape of little "S"es because my father-in-law really loved these cookies. The ones that "R" sent me with the recipe were cut out round like you would using a glass as a cookie cutter.

The trick to these cookies is you have to store them in an airtight container with a slice of apple to keep them from getting hard. If you don't there is no other alternative but to dunk them.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups honey
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

There were no mixing directions on this recipe but when I tried them. I just turned on the stand mixer on stir and added the ingredients in the order they appear above.

Shape the cookies by rolling them in strings and cutting them to size. As I stated Nunny laid them on the cookie sheets in the shape of little "S".

Bake the cookies at 350° until browned. Lay out on cooling racks and store almost immediately so that the cookies don't get hard.

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bearnmom 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Author

I have not made these for a long time because the people who liked these so much are deceased...but... Before I added more flour I would try being a little skimpy on the wet ingredients. Perhaps the eggs were large and I use medium and the honey was a little runnier than what I have. My cookies are always sticky so I have to put flour on my hands to work with them.

Laura 5 years ago

I am trying your cookies and mine never did get to a dough where I could make it into straws should I have added more flour to get like a bread dough?


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