Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies

First note that I might spend a little too much time on Pinterest but I find some great recipes so it should balance out, right? Right?

I found this recipe for peanut butter cookies on Pinterest yesterday and whipped it up:
1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter 
1 cup honey
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix peanut butter and honey.
3. Add baking soda and then the egg.
4. Bake for 10 minutes.

All the ingredients are staples so we were good to go. I made half a batch since I didn't know if we would like them and used one of my small eggs from the new layers. My cookies took 20 minutes to bake fully and even then were a little gooey inside. My son and father-in-law ate them right up though so they earned the stamp of approval in this house. For my tastes, they have too strong of a honey flavor with very little peanut flavor. I think I might try one of the other recipes I found when I googled "peanut butter honey cookies" and they contained 2/3 cup of honey plus oats for a more substantial cookie. I cooked only 10 cookies, freezing the rest in small rounds.
NOTE: The "dough' was too sticky and runny to form balls, otherwise I would have.

Today I am trying to use the four of the frozen rounds. The are still really sticky and don't feel completely frozen 24 hours later. I preheated the oven and put my frozen cookies in for 17 minutes to start. Of course I used the wrong temp and 17 minutes at 375 they were super burnt. My second batch of four frozen cookies was 10 minutes at 350. they were raw so back in they went. Four minutes later they were also burnt. My final attempt was four now semi-frozen cookies, baked for 12 minutes at 350. These burned too while still being raw in the middle. So the verdict is that these would bee good on the first day but I don't think they tasted good enough for a repeat performance.

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