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Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

I haven’t made cookies in a while and had a hankering for a peanut butter cookie. I am still trying to re-create the kind my mom used to make when I was growing up. Though that cookie was the more traditional peanut butter cookie, this one is a wonderful variation to the “sandy”, crunchy peanut butter cookie. It is moist, soft, chewy and very “peanut buttery”. It was very easy to prepare and is a “keeper”.

Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies

Slightly adapted from Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


Beat the shortening, peanut butter and honey then add the eggs and mix well. Separately, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to peanut butter mixture and mix well. 

Round dough into 1″ ballsand 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.

*I was only able to squeeze 3/4 cup of honey, so I compensated with 1/4 cup molasses. I think if anything it added to the cookie and would not hesitate to use it again.

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Honey PB Cookies