Old German Honey Cookies

Old German Honey Cookies

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"I got this recipe from my grandmother who got it from her grandmother. She had to translate it and then figure out measurements. The original recipe called for "enough flour to make a dough". Thankfully grandma knew what kind of dough."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, shortening and honey. Let cool.
  2. Mix together eggs, vanilla, baking soda and ginger. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture.
  3. Slowly add 4 cups of flour to mixture. Stir until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until golden (about 12-15 minutes).
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My daughter made this for her Germany Culture Project for school. I didn't expect them to come out so well. These were great. I'll keep this recipe and use it again! These were not bland at ...

Nice simple honey cookies. I used 1 1/4 cups honey + 1/2 cup sugar rather than the 1 cup sugar/1 cup honey as recommended (Im a beekeeper, no shortage of honey here) and 150g butter rather than ...

These cookies are very moist & tasty. I used butter-flavored shortening. Instead of 1 tsp ginger, I used 1/2 tsp. GINGER & 1/2 tsp. NUTMEG. I also used 1 1/4 c. honey & 1/2 c. sugar.(Mainly bec...