Honey Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Cook time
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (the original recipe called for creamy, but crunchy is SO much better)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • sugar for rolling (preferably raw sugar, but granulated works well too, it's what I used)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and set aside. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a mixing bowl and hand mixer), beat the shortening, peanut butter and honey together for 3-5 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well. Next add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and mix well, just until moistened (don't over beat! It's better to do the last bit of mixing by hand than to beat too much air into the dough).
  2. Roll the dough into 1? balls and roll in the sugar. Place on greased and/or lined baking sheets, make criss-crosses with a fork, and bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove and place on a different surface to finish cooling. Store tightly covered.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2009/08/12/honey-peanut-butter-cookies/