Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

** This post was imported as a part of my top 30 from my old blog – What’s Cooking in the Orange Kitchen**

I usually think a peanut butter cookie is a peanut butter cookie. I love them, but I never really feel like one recipe stands out a whole lot more than another (though the addition of chocolate chips makes me want to sing and dance). This cookie, however, is in a league of it’s own. It is one of the chewiest cookies I have ever had, the texture is just amazing. As for the taste, you can definitely taste the peanut butter but it is the honey that really makes it. I also have to admit that because of the combination of peanut butter (read – protein) and honey I decided that these make a great breakfast food and had some while we were waiting for the plane the morning we left on vacation. :)

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies
(Source: Bake Me More)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sugar for rolling -original recipe called for powdered sugar, but I like granulated on my PB cookies

Directions:

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a mixing bowl and hand mixer), beat the shortening, peanut butter and honey. Then add the eggs and mix well. Next add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and mix well.

Round dough into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on un-greased baking sheets and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove and place on paper towels or a brown paper bag to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Comments

  1. ErinsFoodFiles says:

    >Those sound awesome, and they look pretty too!

  2. Jennifer says:

    >MMMMM I love the honeu in these!

  3. >These look and sound amazing!

    P.S. I'm from Ohio too :)

  4. Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    >Yum! I love the idea of honey in a PB cookie. I'll have to give it a shot.

  5. >Yum! I have never baked peanut butter cookies. I really should try!

  6. >These sound amazing! I'm bookmarking this for later. ^_^

  7. >I love the peanut butter with a hit of honey that is on the shelves right now…I bet your cookies are fantastic! They look great!

  8. stephchows says:

    >those are some serious cookies! and for breakfast… sounds like good reasoning to me hehe

  9. madebymel says:

    >I used to eat honey and peanut butter sandwiches all the time when I was a kid. I am sure I would love these!

  10. Anonymous says:

    >how could you not share these with your closest school mates?!!?

  11. >Just finished making these! DELICIOUS! My 4 year old can't get enough! They don't flatten out like in the picture. They kinda stay in a ball form, but still great!

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