Icebox Honey Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 large 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
- 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.
- Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 147 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Feb 25, 2018
THANK YOU. Incredibly good, and my new favorite cookie; I'll make it again and again. However, I struggled with slicing the dough. After chilling in the refrigerator for hours, it was still too soft to slice easily and resulted in my having to shape each cookie on the sheet (which isn't the end of the world). I made a few cookies and then put the rolls in the freezer overnight; this morning they've hardened up nicely and will likely be easier to slice. I'm wondering if anyone has rolled teaspoon-sized balls and flattened them and if so how that worked for them. The flavor is so wonderful; these are quite addictive. I baked them 14 minutes because I like a crispier cookie. (PS, try as I may, I couldn't not get my browser to cooperate with me in assigning 5 stars to my review.)
Nov 24, 2017
I baked and then froze these to add to my Christmas plates that I give to neighbors and friends. I did add some lemon zest, as one poster had done. I really liked the flavor of the cookie, then again it depends on the flavor of honey used. I used a raw, locally produced honey. The dough worked up well, not sticky. I got just over 5 dozen cookies and will make again. I like the convenience of an icebox cookie to be able to bake up in a hurry for fresh baked treats.
Mar 5, 2016
Almost addictive, a real time saver
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.
Aug 13, 2015
Love them. Just like Gramme's cookies! Good with hot coffee or tea preferred with tea
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!
Dec 29, 2010
We added chopped toasted pecans and everyone loved them! (Even the ones who don't like nuts.)
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.
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 anyone.....family 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!!
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.