Recipe By Darlene
Published Jan 12th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 4 dozen Calories 233.3

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, shortening and honey. Let cool.
  2. 2 Mix together eggs, vanilla, baking soda and ginger. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture.
  3. 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).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 233.3
  • Carbohydrate 36 g
  • Cholesterol 15.5 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 59.3 mg
  • Sugar 20 g


  1. 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 very flat -should have added more flour but was worried they would be hard. Probably won't - Read more ...
  2. 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. I only had butter-flavored shortening and fresh grated ginger so that was my change. I used a lovely raspberry honey - Read more ...
  3. 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 cookie. Sort of thing mom would fill the cookie jar with back in the 1960's :-) Used some of - Read more ...
  4. 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. There is a small time frame between perfect and too crunchy. I found 8 minutes (exactly!) was just right. - Read more ...
  5. 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. Next time I think I'll add a little more ginger and a bit of cinnamon. I - Read more ...
  6. 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 add 1/2 t. cinn amon and a pinch of nutmeg along with the 1/2 t. ginger. They still came - Read more ...
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 - Read more ...
  10. Nice and sweet! These cooked up in 11 minutes in my gas oven - watch them because they can burn quickly!

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