Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies

I got this recipe from Visions of Sugar Plum and it is the best peanut butter cookie I’ve ever tasted! I’m sending them into work with Kramer tomorrow and I hope they love these cookies as much as we did. They’ve got a peanut butter filling inside of a peanut butter cookie, rolled in cinnamon, sugar, and chopped nuts. Can you think of anything better? Recipe after the jump!


Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
The honey is the best part about these cookies.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Beat together the butter, sugars, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Until it looks like that.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Beat in the eggs one at a time.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Then add in your dry ingredients, slowly, until thoroughly combined.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Put the dough in the freezer while you finish up making the filling and the chopped nuts mixture.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Beat together peanut butter, powdered sugar, and honey.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Until it’s smooth.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Roughly chop up the nuts.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
And combine with cinnamon and sugar.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Roll the cookie dough into balls, flatten those, then roll the peanut butter filling into smaller balls, and roll the cookie dough around that so the filling is completely enclosed.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
And roll the cookie dough in the chopped nuts mixture.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Bake at 375 degrees F for about 13 minutes or until the tops are set.

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
Check out the insides of these!

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies

Double Delight Peanut Butter-Honey Cookies
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Serves: 20 cookies
 
Ingredients
For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Filling:
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
For the Coating:
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped honey roasted peanuts (or any mixture of nuts - I used salted walnuts, almond, peanuts, cashews, and hazelnuts)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and honey, until creamy (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Gradually beat in flour until well combined. Place dough in freezer for 15 minutes, stir, and freeze for an additional 15 minutes (I just put mine in the freezer for as long as it took me to make the filling and coating).
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Sift confectioners' sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl. Beat confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, and honey until well combined.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large sheet pan with cooking spray or line it.
  6. Make the coating by stirring together nuts, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl, until well combined.
  7. Remove bowl from freezer. Take each piece of dough, roll into a ball and then flatten with your hand, place a peanut butter ball in the center, and wrap dough around ball. Roll ball in your hands to shape better. Roll balls in nut mixture, to coat completely; place on prepared sheet pan. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray and flatten cookies. Don't flatten too much, though!
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes, or until edges of cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets.
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