Double Delight Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

So this is my first blog entry ever! To start my foray into the blogosphere right, I took out a little insurance. This recipe is an adaptation from a post I found from www.visionsofsugarplum.com. This recipe is originally from the winner of the 43rd Pillsbury Bake off and the original recipe can be found here. Since my hubby loves peanut butter, I knew I had to try it. It is slightly more work than a drop cookie, but my coworkers think it is well worth the effort! Two quick notes though: 1) I found the filling dry so I added a little softened butter to force it to behave better and 2) I didn’t have to grease my pans, which is great because I hate that for some reason…

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Double Delight Peanut Butter Honey Cookies
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Dough

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 Tbsp honey

1 egg

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 cup flour

  • Cream the first 5 ingredients until combined. Beat inĀ  egg, salt and vanilla. Sift in remaining ingedients and mix on low until incorporated. Chill ~ 20 minutes.

Filling (make while dough chills):

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. butter, softened

Topping

1 cup honey-roasted peanuts,coarsely chopped

  • Preheat oven to 375 oF. Measure out a scant teaspoon of filling and roll into a ball. Repeat for rest of filling. To form cookies, measure out 1 tablespoon dough and flatten in your palm. Wrap dough around filling and squeeze gently to form it into a disk. Continue until all the dough is used up.
  • Press into peanuts and place on baking sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes until edges turn golden brown. Let rest on pan until firm and transfer to a cooling rack.

Cookies will look puffy and be very soft to the touch but don’t let them fool you- if they are browning, they are done!

  • Justin - March 31, 2009 - 12:19 pm

    I ate three this morning …ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - March 31, 2009 - 12:47 pm

    Hi Val and WELCOME! I already follow Justin online due to the photography stuff and am now looking forward to following you for the baking stuff. Annie and I have been online friends for probably close to 10 years now – that is really crazy! :)

    Peanut Butter is MY FAVORITE, so I definitely plan to try these someday!

    Looking forward to more – LOVE this blog!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - March 31, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Yay! Happy first blog post! You’re gonna get so addicted :)ReplyCancel

  • Jewell - March 31, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    I have firsthand knowledge of Val’s baking skills and have no doubt these are delicious.ReplyCancel

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