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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 cookies equals 191 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 191 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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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


Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013


standing in my kitchen and just made these!
TIP: after seeing others comments about "too much flour" and "not enough pb taste", i honestly DOUBLED the amount of peanut butter for this recipe, and by far THE BEST decision! ive been trying recipe after recipe for pb cookies, and although they were always good they never had enough pb flavor to satisfy. im sure any one else can agree!
so however you decide to make this recipe, if its by cutting it in half or following the full measurements (i did half because.. honey is expensive lol and im a poor college student),
i strongly, strongly suggest to double the peanut butter. and nothing else needs to change! you will not be disappointed :)
ps- i melted butter instead of the shortening for mine.. they are very very soft cookies!
being both weak for nut butters and honey, this recipe shot a double arrow through the heart! (;"

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