Old German Honey Cookies Recipe

  • 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
  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).