honey peanut butter cookies

I found this recipe while looking for cookie recipes to try out for our annual Christmas open house. I like something fancier for the party, but DD said we should make them for the open house. If I could incorporate chocolate somehow…. We will certainly make these again. They are delicious. Great honey / peanut butter flavor and perfectly chewy. So good!

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

I found the recipe here and she found it here (where they are rolled in powdered sugar instead of granulated) and that person found it here (where the picture doesn’t look like the same cookie at all).

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

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
Granulated sugar for coating cookies before baking.

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and set aside. In a standing mixer, beat the shortening, peanut butter and honey. Then add the eggs and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and mix well.

Form dough into 1″ balls and roll in sugar. I used a small ice cream scoop to make all the balls the same size, then rolled them in my hands to make them smooth and uniform.

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes [8 minutes for mine].

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Remove from oven and let cool slightly on cookie sheets. I didn’t let them cool on the cookie sheet for more than 30 seconds or so. I didn’t want them to cook any more than they had. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

These are right out of the oven. As they cool, they collapse a little.

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

I tried baking them in the round and also flattened with a glass. I liked the rounds better. Bottom row in the picture below. They were a bit chewier and thicker, too. The top row are the flattened ones.

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

The recipe made seven dozen cookies. I plan to put a dozen in the freezer to see how well they freeze.

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

~~Rhonda

PS…the next day and they are just as great today as they were yesterday. They hold their shape perfectly. Not like those Dali timepieces many peanut butter cookies turn in to.

3 Comments

  1. Posted August 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda!

    They look delicious! I am getting excited for Christmas! We were in Hobby Lobby today and they have all of their Christmas products out! Last time we were in Garden Ridge they were working in that direction as well! I am sure that Old Time Pottery is probably doing the same, but I haven’t been in there for a while.

    I will be watching for the Christmas picks to go on sale, because I saw some that I HAVE to have! LOL! One can never have too many Christmas picks!

  2. cherylann
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    dip them in chocolate the day before the party???

  3. cherylann
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    or just 1/2 of them…like biscotti

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