Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies

by Jamie on April 22, 2013

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As I’ve briefly stated a couple times – I’ve gone through a pretty big life transition in the past 6 months. And without getting into all the dirty details, I’ll simply say that I’ve found an incredible sense of balance during this time and I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. And feeling like myself is definitely good stuff.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

It’s no big secret that I haven’t been baking or cooking as much as I once was. I’m fairly certain you’ve all noticed that I’ve been posting less frequently. However, I realized the other day while uploading my post for Chocolate Cookies with Thin Mints that I really, truly miss my blogging routine and of course my readers and blogging friends.

At that moment, I walked into my kitchen and stared at a barren pantry and fridge which were littered with Slim Fast (Chocolate Royal flavor in case you’re interested), cans of soup and cucumbers that were certainly well beyond their prime. My flour and sugar containers were just about empty and there was not one single stick of butter in my refrigerator. Despite a lack of pretty much everything, I was determined to bake something.

The outcome were classic peanut butter cookies – you’ll never catch this girl without a jar of PB – sweetened with honey and rolled in sugar. They’re perfect for a little midday pick-me-up with a cup of tea or a surprise sweet treat for the kiddo’s lunch box.

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Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies

April 22nd, 2013

Yield: about 36 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (see note below)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup of sugar for rolling dough balls

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat shortening, peanut butter and honey on medium speed until well combined and fluffy - about 3 minutes.

3. Add eggs and vanilla mix well.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture and mix on low speed until combined.

5. Using a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons) form dough into balls, roll in sugar, and place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

- I have not attempted this recipe with butter, so I cannot attest to the results. If you try this peanut butter cookie recipe with butter instead of shortening, please let us know how they turn out.
- Cookies will store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

My Baking Addiction adapted from Taste of Home

Disclosure

This post is part of an ongoing relationship between My Baking Addiction and Gold Medal Flour. In June of 2012, My Baking Addiction attended a Farm to Table event in Kansas City to learn why Gold Medal has been America’s flour of choice for 125 years. Although this is a sponsored post, the views and opinions expressed are our own and based upon our personal experiences with Gold Medal Flour.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Holiday Baker Man April 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Yum! Butter may make them spread a little.

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avatar Urban Wife April 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Peanut butter cookies make everything better!

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avatar Aimee @ Simple Bites April 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Yay!! Happy to have you back. Wishing I had a stack of these right now…

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avatar Shawna April 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hi,

I made them with butter as I had no shortening at home and they turned out wonderful. I was also short on honey and used 1/2 cup of agave. Yummy! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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avatar Micah April 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Yum. These sound amazing!
Glad you’re back.

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avatar Patti April 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I actually didn’t have any peanut butter at home tonight (I know, gasp!!) so I used almond butter instead. They aren’t as sweet as your typical peanut butter cookies and they seem a bit thicker/firmer – but they’re really tasty and definitely addicting! Thanks for the base recipe – I think I’m going to try this with other nut butters too.

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avatar Tieghan April 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

YUM! Love honey and peanut butter. Wish I had some now!

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avatar PapaLos @ The Man, The Chef, The Dad April 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I don’t know what’s going on, or how deep it goes, but I’m glad you found balance and you’re feeling like yourself again. Sometimes I drift away and find myself not being… myself. So I know and can appreciate that feeling of balance.

And I love how the peanut butter cookie is always there for us. So easy, so quick. Minimal ingredients, and such a huge payoff. That cookie deserves some sort of award.

I like the addition of honey, I think I’ll try this one out next time!

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avatar Renee @ Awesome on $20 April 23, 2013 at 3:05 am

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches were my favorite as a child. I think I might have to buy some bread and make one tomorrow. Oh, and these cookies? Yeah, I’m totally making those. I hope you continue to experience that elusive balance we all seek and that things get easier. Keep breathing.

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avatar buttercream bakehouse April 23, 2013 at 6:04 am

What a great idea. Never thought of adding honey to peanut butter. I used to eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches as a kid so I love the combo.

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avatar Cassie | Bake Your Day April 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

Nothing like a classic peanut butter cookie. I love the honey addition, Jamie!

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avatar Grace @ Perpetual Nomming April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

I absolutely love honey paired with peanut butter! When i made those sandwiches, the honey would crystallize my bread…..but it was so, so good!

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avatar Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugark April 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

Love the simplicity to these :)

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avatar Becca - Cookie Jar Treats April 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I’m so glad you’re getting the hang of balance in your life. I’m trying to do the same with with school and baking and right now baking has taken the back seat and I’m still stressing over school. blah!

These people butter honey cookies look really good. I remember I had a peanut butter and honey sandwich every single day in elementary school growing up. Then I fell in love with PB&J. But I still love the pPB and Honey combo. :)

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avatar Kerry April 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Love the touch of honey in PB cookies. Will have to try this with mine next time!

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avatar Amy April 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Glad you’re back :) your cookies look heavenly delicious!!! I love peanut butter cookies, I will definitely bookmark this recipe! Beautiful post!
xox
Amy

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avatar tracy {pale yellow} April 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

So glad you have found balance during this time of transition. Baking always helps me to find my center and calm the crazies that go on around me. Love the addition of honey in the peanut butter cookies!

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avatar Sinead April 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm

These look so lovely…there’s nothing more comforting than some cookies and milk! :-)

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avatar Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com April 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I grew up eating peanut butter and honey sandwiches, which I guess seems a little weird but at the time seemed totally normal. So I’ve always loved the pb-honey combination–can’t believe I’ve never tried it in a cookie before! I’ll definitely have to give these babies a try.

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avatar Carla @ Carlas Confections April 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Glad to hear you are getting back to normal. Hope you are doing ok :) These cookies look perfect!

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avatar Gloria @ Simply Gloria April 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm

These kept staring at me on Instagram! You are such an amazing baker! (=

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avatar Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Welcome back and PB cookies are always a win! And no matter what, I always have PB on hand too :)

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avatar Holly April 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

These cookies sound so good! Can’t wait to try them out!

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avatar joan April 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Honey! I will definitely try this. Love peanut butter cookies. Making that criss cross with the fork always makes me feel good. I have no idea why. :)

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avatar Casey@Good. Food. Stories. April 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Look at those birch bark straws! Adorable – and yes, welcome back!

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avatar Charlie - Baking At Home April 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

These look great, thanks for sharing! Honey is a great addition to peanut butter.

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avatar Madeline Fuhriman May 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Mmm! Cookies with pb? Cookies with pb and honey? Perfection! I tried this recipe with butter and they turned out great! :)

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avatar Margene May 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

Hi I made your Honey Peanut Butter Cookies and they were the best!! I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 cup plain Crisco (only one I had on hand) and the 1/2 cup butter and they were excellent. Not runny just “perfect”! Thanks for sharing!

Margene

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avatar Jamie May 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

Margene-
Thanks for reporting back, I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Have a great day!
-Jamie

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avatar andrea June 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I had been looking for a peanut butter cookie recipe without brown sugar. I didn’t have any :( So I used this recipe and used 1/2 cup of honey (all I had) and used 1 1/2 sugar and used butter. Oh and I added chocolate chips (as requested by hubby). They turned out amazing! :)

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avatar Jamie August 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Andrea,

So happy the recipe was a success, your substitutions sound great! Thank you so much for stopping back and thank you for following MBA!

Jamie

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avatar Judy grubbs June 4, 2013 at 7:04 am

I made these cookies last night, they were wonderful. I didn’t have peanut butter so I used Almond butter. They were yummy. Love your website!

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avatar Jamie August 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Judy,

Wow, almond butter sounds like a wonderful substitution. Thanks so much for reporting back on your experience with the recipe. We’re so happy to hear it was such a success. Have a great day and thanks so much following MBA!

Jamie

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avatar ec June 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

Wow this look amazing.

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avatar Jamie August 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

They are great, thank you! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for following MBA!

Jamie

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avatar Tracy June 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

These look awesome, Jamie! I will definitely be giving them a try with SunButter. I can’t resist a cooke that looks this good!!

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avatar Chanel October 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

I used butter and the cookies were great.

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avatar Jamie October 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Chanel-
Thanks for the info – I am so happy to hear they worked out for you!
-Jamie

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