Old German Honey Cookies76 Reviews
“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.” - by Darlene
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, shortening and honey. Let cool.
- Mix together eggs, vanilla, baking soda and ginger. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture.
- 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).
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 233 cal
- 9.2 g
- 36 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (76)Rate This Recipe
"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 all. S..." See morehe cooked them for only 11 minutes and came out perfect."
"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 because I..." See more was looking for a "honey" specific recipe! Baking time: 10-11 min@350. I found that if I let them set for a minute after removing them from the oven they were easier to get out of the pan w/out distorting them(because they are so soft). This would be a perfect cookie to serve with a cup of hot tea."
"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 shorte..." See morening. They're a soft cookie sort of in the way gingerbread is soft. Lightly honey-flavoured and perfect for dunking in some hot chocolate or tea."
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