I tend to make the bulk of my rolled out cookies during the holidays. But since I was craving my honey cookies, and Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to make some this week. They'll make fun care packages...
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
Cream vegetable shortening, sugar, egg, honey, and lemon extract in your mixer or a large bowl until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt; stir until well blended. Separate dough into 3 balls and wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured board, roll dough 1/4-inch thick and cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutters. Place 1-inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 8 minutes. They will look pretty brown due to the honey but don't fret! Adding the icing will moisten them up, making a crispier cookie better. Decorate with your favorite royal icing and cover with festive Halloween sprinkles like these or colored sugar.