In a medium sized bowl cream together the butter/shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and beat until a bit fluffy. Add in the honey and vanilla and mix well. Then mix in the baking soda, flour, and pinch of salt until well incorporated. The dough will be a pale beige color.
Chill for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350F or 170C (150C if you have a fan oven)
Lay a parchment paper or a Silpat pad onto a baking sheet. Roll the dough into balls a little smaller than a ping-pong ball and flatten slightly into plump disks. Place them about 2 inches apart. They won’t spread very much, but they do seem to double in size.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a golden honey color.