Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey, and flavoring thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Stir together flour, soda, salt. Blend in. Chill.
Heat oven to 375F. Roll dough out 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place 1" apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Ice and decorate as desired.
Yields: 5 dozen 2" cookies
Preparation Time: about 30 minutes, excluding icing and decorating time