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Friday, March 23, 2012

Honey Cookies

Today's recipe is a very special family favorite!  It used to be a family joke that these are my "weight loss cookies" because I always made them when I was trying to shed the "baby weight" after the kids were born.  You have to remember that I do NOT diet, ever, and I have always been perpetually skinny, so this strategy will probably not work for anyone else, but I did lose weight eating them, just cause I would have lost it anyway doesn't make the joke any less funny!

 Picture is of cookies similar to the recipe added by request.

Honey Cookies

2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 1/3 c. honey
2 tsp vanilla
5 ½ c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Salt

Cream sugar and shortening together well. Beat in eggs, honey and vanilla until well mixed. Stir in 2 cups flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until it forms a stiff dough. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 4 hours. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half on a well floured surface to ¼” thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until just turning brown. Can be eaten plain or frosted with a powdered sugar frosting.

Powdered Sugar Frosting

2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
10 drops food coloring, optional

Cut butter into powdered sugar, mixing well. Stir in vanilla, and food coloring if desired, and add milk, just a teaspoon at a time, until it forms a thick but spreadable consistency. Frost cookies when cool and sprinkle with toppings if desired.


  1. If you would place a reasonably large picture on this page (any picture of cookies similar to yours will be fine) it could be pinned to Pinterest. I would like to have the recipe there in my collection, as I'm sure many others would as well.