Honey Refrigerator Cookies

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This was a popular recipe during World War II when sugar was rationed. It uses a combination of honey and sugar. Prep time includes refrigeration time. These need to be started the day before baking.


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6 dozen
24 Hr
10 Min


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1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1 large
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

How to Make Honey Refrigerator Cookies


  • 1Cream together honey, sugar, and shortening. Beat in egg.
  • 2Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • 3Roll the dough into 2-inch diameter logs (length is up to you. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for a day.
  • 4Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 5Slice cookies from logs about 1/4 inch thick and place on baking sheets.
  • 6Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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About Honey Refrigerator Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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