Another Old Favourite

This is the cookie my friend Jessica always requests, these cookies can be crisp, or chewy. If you want them crisp, reduce or leave out the eggs in the recipe. If you are using a hand-held mixer make a half-recipe, the full one will make it very unhappy.

PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY COOKIES

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup  white sugar
  • 1 cup  honey (12 0z)
  • 2 cups peanut butter (1 18oz jar)
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour (575 grams)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups honey roasted peanuts, chopped (12oz can)
  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Cream together sugar, honey, peanut butter, and shortening
  3. Stir together baking soda and water
  4. Blend soda mixture into shortening mixture
  5. Mix in eggs
  6. Stir in flour and peanuts
  7. Drop from 1oz scoop or 1/8c coffee measure or roll into 2 Tbsp balls and flatten with a fork or potato masher.
  8. Place on cookie sheet lines with parchment (8 per sheet, staggered)
  9. Bake 8 minutes, swap racks, bake 5 more minutes (edges should brown slightly)
  10. Cool on rack

Makes 6 dozen 4” cookies

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