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German Honey Cookies

German Honey Cookies

German Honey Cookies traditional German cookies once my friend gave it to me as weekend gift. It realy attracted me because it doesn’t contain butter or other oil. Honey-based spice cookies dominate the German Christmas cookie Spread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1 cup 1 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp  ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp  ground cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Grated lemon
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Almonds(optional)
  • 1 cup Candied Orange peel
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • For Glaze
  • 2 cup  confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup  lemon juice


  • In a pan over low heat, melt sugar and honey. Let it cool.
  • Mix flour, eggs, cocoa powder, baking soda and ginger and then slowly add the honey and blend.
  • Mix in chopped citrus peel, almonds (optional), and lemon rind.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs until light and foamy.
  • Mix in orange juice.Stir in flour mixture. Cover bowl with aluminum foil and let sit at room temperature overnight for at least 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Using a soup spoon, drop dough onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Carefully lift with a spatula (cookies are fragile) and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutritional Information

German Honey Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 233
% Daily Value *
total fat:

14 %
saturated fat:


5 %

2 %

1 %

12 %

2 %


5 %
exchange other carbs:

vitamin a iu:

niacin equivalents:

vitamin b6:

vitamin c:






*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.
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