Beekeeping in Britain peaked during the sugar rationing of the 1940s until there were one million hives in the uk. These honey biscuits were a national favourite. All the ingredients can be found here!

Wartime Honey biscuits.
Serves 25-30 cookies


  • 2.5 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 oz sugar
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 5 oz self- raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Cream your butter and sugar. Add the honey, flour , cinnamon and salt. Mix well till it all comes together.
  2. Place onto a lightly dusted surface with flour and roll out until ¼ inch thick, cut into rounds and place onto a baking sheet. Bake in the oven on 160c for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes then place individually place onto a cooling wire.