Recipe of the Month – Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

honey peanutbutter cookiesThis recipe is one my mom pulled from our local newspaper. I haven’t had a chance to try them yet but my mom said they were fantastic. She said they turn out slightly chewy (unlike a traditional peanut butter cookie that might be a little crumbly.) I trust her judgement that this is an awesome cookie, especially because she said she would be doubling the recipe next time as the 2 dozen cookies were quickly devoured.

Ingredients

¼ cup shortening

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup honey

½ cup sugar

1 egg

1 ¼ cups flour

¾ t. baking soda

½ t. baking powder

¼ t. salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the shortening, peanut butter, honey, sugar and egg. Stir in dry ingredients. Chill dough for about an hour.

Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten with the tines of a fork dipped in flour, leaving a criss-cross mark. Bake until just lightly golden along the edges, 10-12 minutes.  Store in airtight container.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Looking for another great cookie recipe? Try Melt-in-Your-Mouth cookies or Potato Chip Cookies. If you still have some left over candy canes from the holidays, you also might want to try Candy Cane Crinkles.

 

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