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Icebox Honey Cookies Recipe

Icebox Honey Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:48 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. 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 wrap. 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 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 147 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Icebox Honey Cookies

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"Almost addictive, a real time saver"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"I baked these for a cookie Christmas plates to give as gifts. The lemon and cinnamon flavor is subtle, but the honey flavor was distinct. The dough is very soft, even when frozen. Of course, my cookies did not look like the picture as they spread. Also, the honey I used was dark, which made them a darker cookie. They were good, but will not be a favorite of mine."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"Love them. Just like Gramme's cookies! Good with hot coffee or tea preferred with tea"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"Yum! These cookies are so soft and taste so good! I love the little hint of cinnamon both in the baking process and in taste. I added about 2 tsp. of lemon zest and 3 tblsp. Of fresh lemon juice as well as the tsp. of lemon extract only because I really love all things lemon! The dough was light & fluffy. I suppose if you wanted a more dense cookie you could add a bit more flour but I don't think they need it. This recipe is going into my best loved lemon recipe. Thank you for these great icebox cookies!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"We added chopped toasted pecans and everyone loved them! (Even the ones who don't like nuts.)"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"very honey like. its a nice cookie to make if your in the mood for a different type of cookie. I will make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I was automatically intrigued when I saw that both lemon and honey flavors were in these cookies. I made them once......and now, just like the intro says, I always have a batch freshly made and another log in the freezer! These cookies are superb.....whenever or friends.....try these cookies, they nearly always eat at least two more! The dough is a little too soft for the cookies to slice as perfectly as the photo shows, but the taste of these cookies is well, well worth the trouble!!"

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"I was looking for a recipe with ingredients which I had on hand. I wasn't too sure about the lemon extract and cinnamon together, but I decided to give them a try. These are soooo good! I like the lemon flavor and the cinnamon gives them just a hint of spice. My whole family loved them. I will definitely make these again."

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