Portuguese Honey and Cinnamon Cookies • Broas de Mel


Portuguese Honey and Cinnamon Cookies, also known as “broas de mel” in Portuguese, are a delicious and traditional Easter rustic style cookie. These cookies are made with a combination of honey, cinnamon, and flour, giving them a warm and comforting flavor, the texture of the cookie is slightly dense and crumbly, with a crisp exterior and a delicious aroma of cinnamon and sweetness of the honey.

The combination of honey and cinnamon is a classic pairing in Portuguese cuisine, and these cookies are a perfect example of how well these flavors work together. The sweetness from the honey is balanced by the warmth of the cinnamon, creating a flavor that is both comforting and satisfying. These cookies are a must-try for anyone interested in exploring Portuguese cuisine and are a perfect addition to any Easter celebration, let’s check the recipe!

Portuguese Honey and Cinnamon Cookies • Broas de Mel

  • Servings: 20-25
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Try to make at home these Honey and Cinnamon Cookies, they are a super delicious traditional easter cookie from Portugal.


  • Flour – 500gr
  • Yeast – 1 Tablespoon
  • Rosemary Honey – 70ml
  • Eucalyptus Honey – 30ml
  • Cinnamon – 1 tablespoon
  • Fennel – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil – 100ml
  • Brown Sugar – 150gr
  • Eggs – 3
  • Almonds – +/- 25 (with skin)


  1. Put the honey and olive oil in a bowl and microwave it for 1 minute just to warm it up, then mix it a bit.
  2. Heat some water, until it’s boiling, then put the almonds with the skin in and leave them for 1 minute, take one almond if the skin comes off easily, take these out of the water and peel them all and set them aside.
  3. Whisk in a bowl the sugar and 2 eggs, until creamy, then add the honey and olive oil mixture and whisk again.
  4. Finally, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and fennel, and mix everything well until you create a semi pasty dough.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare a baking tray with non-stick paper.
  6. Create dough balls and put them on the tray (try and make sure every ball is about the same size, so they will all bake evenly), then put an almond on top of each ball and brush them with 1 whisked egg.
  7. Take them to the oven for about 12 to 18 minutes until they are golden brown, remove and let them cool completely before eating, you can store them well in an airtight container, enjoy!
Notes: I ask for Eucalyptus honey, this is a type of honey made from the nectar of eucalyptus flowers. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, but they are also grown in many other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and South America. Eucalyptus honey has a distinct flavor that is often described as strong and medicinal, with a slightly woody and minty taste. It is also known for its almost bitter-sweet taste, with a dark amber color and thick, syrupy consistency, I think that’s perfect for this type of cookies, but if you can’t find some, maybe try another strong taste honey or just plain honey will work as well… just not as good hehehe.

Also, you can skip the step of peeling the almonds if you buy already peeled almonds 🙂

This recipe for Portuguese Honey and Cinnamon Cookies • Broas de Mel was originally created on BakeAfter.com. Esta receita de Broas de Mel e Erva-Doce foi publicada em português no Iguaria.com.


Per Serving: 173 calories; 6.5 g fat; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein.

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