Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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When my husband wants a treat, he requests these chewy peanut butter cookies. —Lucile Proctor, Panguitch, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 191 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, mix shortening, peanut butter and honey. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to peanut butter mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1- to 1-1/2-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in flour. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p64

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I'm fairly shocked at all of the positive reviews here. I'm a seasoned home baker. There is entirely too much flour in this recipe as that is what this cookie predominantly tastes like. I should have trusted my instincts and halved the flour. Shameful waste of good ingredients."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"I was so disappointed with the flavor. I realize they're called HONEY-Peanut Butter, but even hubby asked they had any peanut butter in them (and that after I added extra peanut butter like some of the reviewers suggested."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"I was hesitant to double the peanut butter as other reviewers recommended, so I added just an extra 1/2 cup. Even then, the honey taste dominates the flavor of these cookies. If you want the peanut butter taste to come through, then either double the peanut butter or reduce the honey. If I make them again, I will likely reduce the honey to just 1/4 cup. I used butter in place of shortening. They are chewy cookies & bake up nicely."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Took some advice and doubled the peanut butter - it was perfect! I think if you didn't double it, it wouldn't have much peanut butter taste. They are so good and a bit chewy too!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013


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