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Icebox Honey Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

8 dozen

My Grandma Wruble always had a batch of these cookies in the cookie jar and another roll in the refrigerator ready to slice and bake. Their honey and lemon flavor is delicious! —Kristi Gleason, Flower Mound, Texas
Icebox Honey Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in honey and extract. Combine remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 147 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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