Old German Honey Cookies

Old German Honey Cookies

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Darlene
Recipe by  Darlene

“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.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen

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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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Reviews (89)

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Kitchen Aid Mom
113

Kitchen Aid Mom

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. She cooked them for only 11 minutes and came out perfect.

TWEENZ
76

TWEENZ

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 shortening. 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.

TWEETYTREATIAM
75

TWEETYTREATIAM

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 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.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 233 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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