Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 21 28
Publisher Photo
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 large 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

Reviews for Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
farbyond68 User ID: 6091752 228680
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."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 2637
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."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 2525
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."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 2636
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!"

[email protected] User ID: 3572716 3992
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013


bakeratheart9953 User ID: 7295727 3811
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! (;"

tready2 User ID: 2509701 3810
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013 Edited Jun. 29, 2015

"Instead of the Honey, I used Pure Cane Syrup. An added taste that many asked what I had added to make them taste this good."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 2800
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"easy and just the right taste. The honey makes these cookies moist and mellow"

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 2717
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Wonderful!!!! Can't eat just one. Cut the recipe in half, used my cookie scoop to make even portions and ended up with 4 dozen cookies."

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 3806
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"These cookies were addictive! I cut the recipe in half, used my cookie scoop to make even portions and ended up with 4 dozen cookies. You can definitely taste the honey. Sooooo GOOD!!!"

Loading Image