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Little Honey Cakes


  • 1 1/2 cups lard
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • About 5 cups all-purpose flour to stiffen


  1. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs.
  3. Blend in the molasses, honey and hot water.
  4. Add the spices, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
  5. Chill the dough overnight.
  6. Roll dough out and cut into cookies shapes or drop it by spoonful onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown.

Source: Amish Cooking

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