Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Canadian Honey Drops

I won a blue ribbon at the fair for these delicious cookies when I was in 4-H. I hadn't made them for years so I called Mom for the recipe. They are still yummy!

1 cup soft shortening (I used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Mix the shortening, butter, brown sugar and eggs thoroughly. Stir in the honey and vanilla. Sift together the flour and soda and stir in. Chill until firm, several hours or overnight (I didn't chill it.) Roll into balls the size of larger walnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until almost no imprint remains when lightly touched with a finger.


  1. I have been thinking about these cookies, too, since Mom mentioned she made them recently. I couldn't find the recipe, so thanks for posting it here! Your picture is beautiful--I plan to add this recipe to the family reunion cookbook.

  2. I made these this last Sunday for the first time. Phil said, "Why have you waited 13 years to make these! These are delicious!" He really likes them because they aren't super sweet and they are nice and soft. The whole family really enjoyed them.