Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Baking My Way: Honey-roasted Peanut Cookies

I wasn't too sure if I would like these cookies because I'm not a huge fan of roasted peanuts but I love peanut butter (I know, that's sort of weird). But I ended up really liking these cookies. I cooked them for 10 minutes and they looked a little too cooked around the edged but they were just the right softness in the middle.

I give these cookies a 4 out of 5. I think they didn't make it to a five simply because it's a bit of a process and I like simple.

1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
3 3/4 cups flour (I used all whole week and took about 1/4 off the total)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup hot water
1 1/4-1 1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts (I ended up using at least 2 cups)


1.Heat oven to 350. Combine brown sugar, sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy.
2.Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and eggs; beat well.
3.Add flour, baking soda, and salt; beat well.
4.Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart (At this part it says to flatten the cookies with a fork and crisscross pattern but that's really not necessary because they flatten out well on their own)
5.Bake for 9-12 minutes. Cool completely before adding glaze/peanuts


1. Combine peanut butter, honey and hot water; beat well. Blend in enough icing sugar to get desired drizzling consistency.

2. Drizzle glaze over cookies (I made it a little thicker and iced the cookies)

3. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of crushed peanuts over each cookie (I dipped the cookies in the nuts, so I used more)

4. Let stand until set.

(I know you can likely tell by how much of everything is called for in this recipe but it makes a lot of cookies!!)

I shared this recipe at:
Tuesday Time Out
Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Tasty Tuesdays
Tutorial Tuesdays
Show me what ya got 
Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday
Take A Look Tuesdays
Tuesdays at the Table
Hand Made Features
Make it Yours Day
Anything Related
Two Maids A Baking  


  1. This is a really great cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!

  2. Those look really good. I love you mixer, that was the first mixer I had. Brought back memories of baking with my mom.

  3. These look soo pretty and tasty!! I would love for you to come and link them up to Two Maids a Baking!!


  4. They look yummy. I can't say I've seen peanut butter cookies with the topping on them. I also love that you got an action shot with the blender.

  5. Oh. My. I can't take one more delicious cookie in my life...boy do these look good!

  6. They sound delicious! I like pretty much ANYTHING with peanut butter. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  7. Thanks so much for bringing these beautiful cookies to Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. mmmm...love that they have an icing! The cookies look really yummy & love all the step-by-step photos. :)

  9. This looks like a really yummy cookie recipe! I would love one of those with the crunchy peanuts on top :) Lovely post and gorgeous pictures! :) Thanks for sharing...

  10. These look gorgeous and delicious! I would love for you to post them at my dessert linky party on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.



  11. Amanda, thanks for sharing this with Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday! I'm featuring you this week, because I know my husband will love these! He loves all things peanut butter :)
    Dr. Laura

  12. These really look good! I love peanut butter cookies, and I especially love the peanuts on top of these!


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