Food for Thought Friday ~ Honey Lemon Cutouts

Looked into Grandma's recipes tonight and found an interesting cookie recipe. This one is called "Honey Cut-Outs", torn from a newspaper. From the information surrounding it and the age of the paper I would say its from the Korean War Era. (1950's?)

I think this recipe would render an awesome cookie. Next time I'm in the mood to bake cookies, this is definitely one I will try! Here it is:

Honey Cut-Outs

Mix thoroughly 1/3 cup soft shortening, 1/3 cup sugar, one egg, 2/3 cup honey and one teaspoon lemon flavoring. Sift together and stir in 2 & 3/4 cups flour, one teaspoon soda and one teaspoon salt.
Chill dough.
Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for eight to ten minutes. Cool and decorate. Recipe makes about 5 dozen, 2 1/2 inch cookies.
Enjoy! Have a great weekend!!
(Picture Courtesy: A Cookie Project)



  • Lebamom | December 15, 2010 8:35 PM

    This recipe sounds a lot like the one my mother-in-law and I make for Christmas. It was her mother's recipe. The cookies are delicious but the taste is not for everyone! The trick is to not bake until they brown-they should not color at all, and if you gently press a fingertip the dough should spring back slowly when done. Happy baking!

  • Anonymous | August 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    If you were to substitute butter (mmmmm butter!) for shortening, would you do it equally?

  • Kathy | August 26, 2011 4:19 PM

    Trixie, I beleive you substitute the shortening equally, but add a 1/2 tsp salt to equal the butter...