Honey Cookies

Honey Cookies

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I am one of those rare people that enjoys coffee and tea… depending on circumstances. Morning? Definitely coffee… helps jump start my day. Bedtime? A hot steamy cup of tea with a little honey… guaranteed to make me drowsy. Breakfast foods? Coffee. Looking at these cookies, I’d say… tea! And if they taste half as good as they look, I’m sure they’ll become a favorite. These cookies were brought to us by Julie, from Payne Family Fun blog. Make sure you stop by her blog for a visit. Thanks, Julie!

This is one of my husband’s favorites from his childhood. I love to surprise him with a batch. The dough is great to work with and you don’t even have to refrigerate it before rolling them it in the sugar. This is also a great recipe for people want a little change from chocolate. I hope you enjoy them!

Honey Cookies

¾ cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar

¼ cup honey
1 beaten egg

Sift in:
2 ¼ cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

Form into small balls and roll in sugar. (I use a small cookie scoop.)

Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes.

Let cool on pan for 1 to 3 minutes before moving to cooling rack.

(For even better flavor I fill part of my ¾ measuring cup with real butter and then finish it off with shortening.)



  1. I cannot believe this! This is my husbands favorite Christmas cookie. The first year we were married he requested these. I thought he was nuts. These didn’t seem like Christmas cookies, they looked like everyday cookies. But his mom didn’t bake much, and only made these at Christmas, so they became a Christmas cookie. I liked them so much that I tried making them throughout the year but he balked and said they wouldn’t seem special. So, we make them every Christmas. They are so yummy I don’t complain. I do roll half of them in green sugar and half in red sugar to give them a more festive look. And I have to admit I do make them throughout the year because I like them so much, but I make them when I have to take cookies somewhere so he only have them at Christmas. Do give these a try!

    1. I’m making these right now, with the red and green sugar. They look great and it sounds like everyone loves them!

  2. Just looking at the ingredients, I think I love this cookie already!I’ll definitely be making batch today!

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