My grandmother would send a huge box of cookies and candies to us every Christmas when I was a child. She always included these cookies because they were my dad's favorite (mine too). I am allergic to walnuts so if I decide to add nuts I use almonds. Now my daughter and I enjoy making them together.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Beat shortening, honey, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.

  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl; stir into honey mixture until just incorporated and dough comes together. Fold chocolate chips and almonds into dough. Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges just begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute any nut for the almonds. You can substitute butter for the shortening.

I have never counted how many cookies this makes; the first batch is usually gone before the second comes out of the oven (the batter always seems to disappear also)! I hope you enjoy. Also don't let them over-brown!

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 79.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
I swapped coconut oil for the butter and used 100% whole white wheat flour but otherwise followed ingredients and instructions. The cookies turned out quite nicely with a somewhat cake-like texture and crisped edges. Make sure you give them plenty of time to cool before serving. They were a huge hit! I ate mine with a bit of natural peanut butter to add a little protein and saltiness to it as that's my personal preference. If you also prefer a slightly salty and sweet cookie I would increase the salt by a quarter teaspoon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2020
The shortening was Earth Balance and with the honey, it seemed to be too soft and cookies had to cool before the became relatively cool. Taste is excellent, but it was a messy process getting them off the cookie sheet. Perhaps cooling the dough first would have solved the issue. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2017
I swapped coconut oil for the butter and used 100% whole white wheat flour but otherwise followed ingredients and instructions. The cookies turned out quite nicely with a somewhat cake-like texture and crisped edges. Make sure you give them plenty of time to cool before serving. They were a huge hit! I ate mine with a bit of natural peanut butter to add a little protein and saltiness to it as that's my personal preference. If you also prefer a slightly salty and sweet cookie I would increase the salt by a quarter teaspoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2016
This recipe makes a very light and soft texture cookie! Very good. I did add just a pinch more salt due to the extra sweetness of the honey. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2017
Made with dark chocolate chips and local organic honey. Turned out scrumptious?? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2017
Is the flour measurement wrong? My cookies turned out flat and crispy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2020
The shortening was Earth Balance and with the honey, it seemed to be too soft and cookies had to cool before the became relatively cool. Taste is excellent, but it was a messy process getting them off the cookie sheet. Perhaps cooling the dough first would have solved the issue. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2020
These cookies are fantastic! I used chopped walnuts instead of almonds and I only had 1/2 cup of chocolate chips so I used 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips. I loved the use of honey! You can smell and taste the difference and it’s such a great change from just granulated sugar. I can definitely see why these are your favorite. Thank you for such a great recipe! Read More
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