Honey Cookies From The Old Country- Grandma's

Kathie Carr


Originally from Ireland and Wales where Grandma's old country relatives lived.

This recipe is for some simple but good cookies that Grandma could make without a written recipe. Mom translated the recipe into a written form and I am so grateful for this old wonderful treasure.

If making these for company Grandma would drizzle a little powdered sugar icing on these. it makes them pretty but the cookies are good either way.

When I was growing up we just called these Honey Cookies. But knowing where they came from and how many of our ancestors enjoyed them just makes them so much better.

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4 dozen
15 Min
15 Min


1 c
1 c
shortening (original recipe used lard)
1 c
2 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
4 c
all purpose flour


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, shortening and honey. Let cool.

Mix together eggs, vanilla, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture.
2Slowly stir 4 cups of flour into mixture. Stir until well blended.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. his takes about 12-15 minutes.
3NOTE: Sometimes Grandma woukld drizzle a little thinned powdered sugar icing on these, especially if they were for company. It makes them pretty but they are good either way, plain or iced.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies