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Easy Filled Honey Cookies

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If you’ve got an hour to spare along with a craving for something sweet, we’ve found the perfect recipe! These scrumptious cookies are super easy to make with 6 simple steps. It’s what’s in the middle that counts.

Total Time: 55 minutes. Prep Time: 30 minutes. Serves: 36.


¾ c. Shortening

½ c. sugar

⅓ c. honey

½ tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3½ c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

⅓ c. preserves

1 tbsp. undiluted evaporated milk or regular milk

2-in. round cookie cutter


1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Line baking sheet(s) with nonstick foil.

2. In a large bowl, beat shortening, sugar, honey and vanilla with mixer until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time; beat until light in color 

3. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt just until well mixed. Divide dough into 4 disks; wrap and refrigerate until ready to roll 

4. On floured surface, roll out 1 disk at a time until 1⁄8 in. thick. Cut into rounds using a floured cookie cutter. Place half of the rounds 1 in. apart on prepared baking sheet(s) 

5. Spoon 1⁄2 tsp preserves in center of rounds; top with remaining rounds. Press edges of each cookie together with tines of a fork. Brush with evaporated milk 

6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are golden. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely 

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