Old German Honey Cookies

I got this recipe for honey cookies from my grandmother who got it from her grandmother. She had to translate it and then figure out the measurements. The original recipe called for "enough flour to make a dough." Thankfully grandma knew what kind of dough.

Old German Honey Cookies
  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup honey

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    2. Melt together sugar, shortening, and honey in a saucepan over low heat. Let cool.

    3. Mix together eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and ginger. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture. Slowly add flour to mixture. Stir until well blended.

    4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

    5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

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