Honey Drops


  • 1 c shortening
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 ½ c sifted flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • Apricot jam or marmalade


  1. Combine the shortening, brown sugar, and eggs in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Stir in the honey and vanilla.

  2. Sift together the dry ingredients and stir into the first mixture. Chill until firm, overnight.

  3. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven for 10 – 12 min, until in imprint remains when the cookie is touched.

  4. When slightly cooled, put the cookies together in pairs with approx. 1 t of jam in between. Makes 3 dozen double cookies.