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Old German Honey Cookies

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"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

servings 233
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  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).

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 233 calories; 9.2 36 2.7 16 59 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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My son made these for German Club and they were okay - very heavy on the honey taste - don't worry about the ginger - can hardly taste it - he followed the directions exactly and they turned out...

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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...

Very good recipe. I've looked far and wide for a good honey-only cookie (not with peanut butter) and this is it! Definite keeper! Note, this is what I'd call a basic "milk & cookies" type of coo...

Very good cookie. Loved the "texture". I used 1 1/4 c. butter instead of the shortening. Also took others suggestion and used 1 1/4 c. honey and 1/2 c. sugar for more "honey" taste. I did ad...

I am baffled by the bum reviews. This recipe is so simple, centered around specific sugars and fats - if you mess with either, you're going to change the entire structure of the cookie. Period...

Nice cookie, and a nice change from all the other Christmas cookies that are around right now. I used a 'red' honey, and used 1/2 cup of sugar to 1 cup of honey, and it turned out quite nicely. ...

These were actually pretty good. I bought a 5 piund tub of honey at Costco, and my daughter requested/suggested honey cookies. I had no idea, so I used this recipe and they turned out quite nice...

Nice and sweet! These cooked up in 11 minutes in my gas oven - watch them because they can burn quickly!