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As one of the most popular ingredients in many recipes, honey really shines when used in baked goods. There are many easy honey recipes to try. But if you are looking for a quick sweet treat using honey as a natural sweetener, try these Peanut Butter Honey Cookies.
If you are a cookie monster, like me, you are probably already familiar with the deliciousness of peanut butter in cookies.
And, being a beekeeper with a lot of extra honey on hand, I am always looking for interested ways to use honey.
Honey is more than a natural sugar. In addition to that sweetness that we all know, honey acts as a humectant. It attracts moisture and helps baked goods stay moist.
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup of Reese's Peanut Butter Baking Chips
- 2 cups of white whole wheat flour
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- Mix peanut butter and honey well. When well mixed, add the egg and vanilla flavoring-stir in.
- In a separate bowl combine the baking soda and salt with the flour.
- Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter and honey mix, add a little at a time until well blended and a dough forms.
- Gently stir the Reese's Peanut Butter Baking Chips into the dough.
- Scoop tablespoon size pieces of dough and form into balls. If you wish, use a fork to gently press the balls down and give them the characteristic crosshatch design.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes in the preheated oven until the cookies start to turn golden brown.
- Remove from oven, let rest on the pan for 1 minute, then cool on a wire rack.
Do not overcook your peanut butter honey cookies - they will become dry and crumbly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g
Are Your Peanut Butter Honey Cookies too Hard?
If this is the case, you probably cooked them a bit too long. Peanut Butter cookies continue to cook for a minute or so after being removed from the oven.
Next time, remove them from the oven a little sooner and they should be moist and softer.
Let me say that these peanut butter honey cookies have more body than the traditional greasy variety. If you did not overbaked them but they are a bit firmer than you prefer – I heartily recommend 10 sec in the microwave – delicious!
Storing Cookies for Later
In the unlikely event that your family doesn’t gobble these up right away, they freeze well.
Place in a tight sealing container with as much of the air removed as possible and store for a month.
Keep some in the freezer for times when you need a quick snack and have no time to bake.
This recipe was adapted from Melissa at Blessthismessplease.com
A Final Thought about Making Cookies with Honey
While you are busy making cookies and have all the equipment handy, consider trying these Crispy Honey Cookies too – you can even make them in fun bee-themed shapes.
And for holidays or special occasions, my Honey Cranberry Cookies are unbeatable and make nice gift basket items.
Sometimes the world just needs a cookie. If you love peanut butter and enjoy using honey as a natural sugar source you must give this peanut butter honey cookie recipe a try.