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Mustachol (Italian Honey Cookies)

Updated on December 3, 2017

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 a little "S" because my father-in-law really loved these cookies. The ones that Nunny's cousin 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. That's not to say that my father-in-law didn't like to dunk all of his cookies; but that is another story.


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


  1. 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.
  2. I did mix the dry ingredients together before I added them.
  3. 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".
  4. Bake the cookies at 350° until browned. Lay out on cooling racks and store almost immediately so that the cookies don't get hard. Be sure to put an apple slice in your container to keep them as soft as possible.


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