German Honey Biscuits

    35 minutes

    This is a very old recipe which has been in my family at least since my grandmother's grandmother's time. Delicious little honey and ginger biscuits.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 250g copha
    • 1 cup honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together sugar, copha and honey. Let cool.
    2. Mix together eggs, vanilla, bicarb soda and ginger. Gradually add to cooled honey mixture.
    3. Slowly add 4 cups of flour to mixture. Stir until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking trays about 5cm apart. Bake at 180 degrees C until golden (about 12-15 minutes).

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    My daughter made this for her Germany Culture Project for school. I didn't expect them to come out so well. These were great. I'll keep this recipe and use it again! These were not bland at all. She cooked them for only 11 minutes and came out perfect.  -  06 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Nice simple honey cookies. I used 1 1/4 cups honey + 1/2 cup sugar rather than the 1 cup sugar/1 cup honey as recommended (Im a beekeeper, no shortage of honey here) and 150g butter rather than shortening. They're a soft cookie sort of in the way gingerbread is soft. Lightly honey-flavoured and perfect for dunking in some hot chocolate or tea.  -  06 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These cookies are very moist & tasty. I used butter-flavored shortening. Instead of 1 tsp ginger, I used 1/2 tsp. GINGER & 1/2 tsp. NUTMEG. I also used 1 1/4 c. honey & 1/2 c. sugar.(Mainly because I was looking for a "honey" specific recipe! Baking time: 10-11 min@350. I found that if I let them set for a minute after removing them from the oven they were easier to get out of the pan w/out distorting them(because they are so soft). This would be a perfect cookie to serve with a cup of hot tea.  -  02 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)