Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies


Peanut Butter Honey CookiesSalted peanuts are so good, those roasted peanuts that we all love to snack on. Some time ago, we discovered that we could add them to peanut butter cookies for a much better cookie. Now we’ve added honey and some crunchy sugar.

Can peanut butter cookies get any better?

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted snack peanuts

3/4 cup turbinado or size AA sugar crystals

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

2. Mix the butter, shortening, peanut butter, and honey together with the paddle attachment and your stand-type mixer. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, six to eight minutes. Beat in the vanilla, granulated sugar, and peanuts. Refrigerate the dough for about an hour.

3. Form golf-ball sized balls of dough. Roll each in the sugar crystals until they are generously coated. Place them on ungreased baking sheets. Press each down with the tines of fork, leaving a crosshatch pattern and cookies that are at least 3/8 inch thick.

4. Bake for ten to eleven minutes or until the cookies just start to brown. Cool on wire racks.

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