April 30, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

These are the softest, chewiest, yummiest little peanut butter cookies ever! And they’re made with homemade peanut butter made from honey roasted peanuts. Bam!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Yes — these deliciously salty, sweet, honey roasted peanuts — in peanut butter form.

I think I’m in love.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Now let me tell you about this peanut butter. First things first — everything I learned about homemade peanut butter, I learned from Erin. I would’ve never tried it if it weren’t for her post. But I did read her post, and two days later, my life was changed. It is easy, easy easy. You literally take a can of peanuts and dump it in a food processor.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

And blitz it for four minutes. That’s it. And you get the thickest, creamiest, most melt-in-your-mouth delicious peanut butter ever.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

My 16-ounce can of peanuts made a cup and a half of peanut butter. You’ll need a cup of it for this recipe…

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

And trust me, you are going to want to have some leftovers to keep on hand!! I could drink this with a straw. I so wish I were kidding. It really is the best peanut butter ever. Now let me just put things into perspective here. I’m not really a huge fan of natural peanut butters. The texture and oil just don’t do it for me. And let’s be honest — the smooth, creamy texture and flavor of Jif is hard to beat. But this… I love. And I’m not saying it’s natural or anything — just that it’s good. Really, really, good. :)

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Now, here’s what you’ll need for the cookies. I used Shelly’s peanut butter cookie recipe from her Homemade Nutter Butters, because I love how dense and chewy her cookies turn out.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

To make, beat together the butter, sugars, and creamy, dreamy homemade peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Add the eggs.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

And entire tablespoon of vanilla. I usually just add it to the eggs and dump them all in at the same time.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then add to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

This is some of the thickest cookie dough ever! I love it. Use a medium cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on a cookie sheet. But don’t bake them yet — you don’t want to skip this next step :)

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

The finishing touch is a crispy, crunchy, cinnamon sugar crust.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Add just a dash of cinnamon to a third cup of sugar, and toss to sprinkle the cookie dough with sugar.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

It is amazing biting down into a crisp sugary shell, with a soft, chewy, peanut butter cookie middle!!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Now, for some reason, whenever I made those fork tine impressions on my peanut butter cookies, they never end up showing up in the final cookie. They puff out. Maybe I just don’t press hard enough. So I just use the end of this meat tenderizer. Saves a step, because then you only have to press it once, instead of twice, like with a fork. And they look like little waffles :)

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden, like this.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Man oh man.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

This is not your average peanut butter cookie. Even the folks at Kevin’s work could tell there was something special, something extraordinary about the peanut butter in these cookies! I did my usual make a batch of cookies, save two for me and Kevin, and send the rest with Kev to work. And I immediately regretted it. And I immediately turned around and made an entire new batch. This one’s just for us.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

You’ll notice earlier that I made half a batch on a Pampered Chef baking stone, and half on a regular cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper). The cookies on the baking stone turn out thicker and chewier, while the ones on the baking sheet are more flat, but still very soft and chewy. I prefer the thick, chewy cookies, but Kevin likes these thin ones.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Either way, I wouldn’t say no to one of these cookies. :)

Hope you try these!! I am a believer in homemade peanut butter now. :)

 

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

1 (16 oz) can honey roasted peanuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 whole tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar + a dash of cinnamon for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the peanuts to the workbowl of a food processor and process for 4 minutes until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.

2. Beat butter, sugars, and 1 cup of homemade peanut butter on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.

3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and use a fork to press flat. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden.



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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 30, 2012 at 1:43 am

Wow, amazing. Homemade peanut butter tastes like a delicacy but is easy..just grab those earplugs, right:) I bet those Plantar’s honey roasted peanuts are fabulous for DIY peanut butter.

Interesting tidbit about the cookie sheets vs. the pampered chef stone. Wonder if they’d stay thicker on a Silpat? They look amazing as is!

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Betty Bake April 30, 2012 at 4:05 am

this sounds super YUMMY!
I make sunflower seed butter as my husband is allergic to peanuts and most other nuts
Im sure the cookies will still taste amazing!
YUM YUM YUM

hugs
Betty Bake x

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

I’ve actually never made my own nut butters. I need to change that and make these! Yum! :D

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Tanya Schroeder April 30, 2012 at 5:51 am

Wow! You nailed it! The cookie and the picture. I can already feel how perfectly soft they are. Can’t wait to try my own

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Erin @ Brownie Bites April 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

Ya know, I always wondered if making peanut butter was as easy as processing a bunch of peanuts.. and it is! This looks like a delicious recipe. Those cookies look impossibly soft and melt-in-your-mouth.

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife April 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

My husband would eat all of these in one sitting. he loves PB. I love the idea of using the meat tenderizer instead of the fork

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Chelle Chapman April 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

These look YUMMY!! I will be making these this week. I will definately holla back & let you know how I did!! Thank you mucho for sharing this w/ us!!! :)

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Denise April 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hi Amanda! Those cookies look delish. Why is it that it never occurred to me to do something as simple as dump peanuts in the food processor?
One little thing. Could you indicate in your recipe about how many cookies it will make? I like to know before I start. Sometimes I need more cookies than other times, and I adjust the recipe.
Thank you so much!
Hope your having an amazing time in Italy!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl April 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

oh yummy! What a brilliant idea to make your own PB- how easy!

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shelly (cookies and cups) April 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

You really took these up a notch! Great filling!

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Kayla @ Celebrate the Day April 30, 2012 at 11:05 am

Peanut butter cookies are my favorite! I can’t wait to try this out! :)

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking April 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

Oooh, they look amazing! I’ve never tried using homemade peanut butter in “normal” (not healthified) cookies so I’m glad to know that it works! I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

Thanks a ton for the mention and I’m happy that someone has actually learned something from one of my posts. I kind of felt unsure about posting a recipe that consisted of two sentences, but now I’m glad I did. :)

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Urban Wife April 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

I’ve been making our peanut butter for a year now this way and there’s just no going back. These cookies have got to be spectacular!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Cassie April 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

These look like perfectly moist PB cookies. I love the addition of homemade honey-roasted PB!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

peanut butter cookies have always been a big favorite of mine, but i love the thought of making it with my own nut butter!

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Becky April 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

OMG….I usually don’t like PB cookies but these look divine. Your tutorials rock. I love your colorful mixing bowl by the way. Gorgeous. Hugs, Becky

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Kalei April 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I’ve been on the hunt for the best homemade PB cookies and I might i have just found them :)

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Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana April 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I am absolutely making that homemade peanut butter, you make it look so good!! Do you know how long it keeps for and what the best way to store it is? Your photography is amazing as always :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

These sound like a serious, chewy, dream! Yum!

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Lindsay R May 1, 2012 at 6:21 am

these look amazing and I am going to try the PB! I had the same question on storage of the PB; does it have to be refrigerated?

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Autumn May 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Just made these, and they were yummy! I made a couple adjustments. I had just bought natural peanut butter (ingredients: peanuts and salt), so I just used that. But when I made the dough, I added about 1 1/2 TBS of honey. Then my brown sugar that I had recently bought was super light (I prefer dark when making cookies), so I added about 1 TBS of molasses.
It was fun to have the extra hint of cinnamon in them!
They have already been a huge hit in the family and with neighbors! Thanks for sharing!

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Karen @ The Food Charlatan May 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Ooh what a good idea to put cinnamon in the rolling sugar. Yum!

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Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker May 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love peanut butter cookies; I (shamefully) have never thought about making my own honey roasted peanut butter! Such an awesome idea. I can’t wait to try these!

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Zak @ cookware fan May 7, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Delicious! my kids totally loved it :) , I have been trying you recipes for a while and each time it works like a charm.

Thanks Kevin & Amanda :) hopefully you will have something special for mothers day.

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luv what you do May 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I love homemade PB and AB, but always end up eating the entire jar! I have never made it with honey roasted peanuts, but it sounds fantastic. Great recipe! Your cookies turned out beautiful!

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Nicole @ Baking it on My Own May 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter cookies – one of my absolute favorites – and I cannot wait to make this recipe. I also LOVE honey roasted peanuts so when I saw the title of this recipe my stomach started jumping for joy! Who knew it was so easy to make your own PB!? I am definitely going to give this a try ASAP. Can’t wait – great post!

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Casey May 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Okay, so you have totally convinced me to make the peanut butter. We have TONS of sweets in the house, so I’m just making the peanut butter today. Quick question: should I store the peanut butter in the fridge or pantry? I know some natural peanut butters need to be kept in the fridge so I just wanted to be sure

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lauren May 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm

hi amanda! i noticed you used half the amount of butter that shelly used for these cookies. i am planning to make these cookies for mother’s day and was wondering why you made the switch – if it were just for health reasons, or a whole cup was just too much? thanks!

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christina @ ovenadventures May 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

i am crazy craving these right now. i will be making these very, very soon.

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Sailaja @ Indian Food May 12, 2012 at 1:32 am

Gorgeous gorgeous pictures. Honey roasted peanut butter sounds so good. Am going to be making it and I’m sure my 10 yr old will love it. Bookmarked!

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Ashley @ Simple Craves & Olive Oil May 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm

These look delicious!! I love making homemade nut butters :) Peanut butter cookies are one of my weaknesses.

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Samantha May 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

OMG!!! These are delicious! I’ve been looking for a good pb cookie recipe and I’ve found it!

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French'Licious May 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

There are so beautiful :) Thanks for the recipe.

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Dolly May 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Yummy!

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Melissa@aspenweddingphotographer.org June 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

I am a peanut butter addict and the peanut butter you made looks/sounds AMAZING! I never knew you could just make your own peanut butter so easily! I am excited to make these cookies tomorrow with my son. Thanks for posting!

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Jackie June 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I gotta tell ya. These are possibly the best peanut butter cookies I have ever made. I used a 20 ounce jar of peanuts and it made exactly 2 cups of peanut butter, enough for two batches. Believe me, you’ll want 2. Thanks so much for posting this terrific recipe!

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Paula B. June 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

Echoing all the positive feedback, p.b. cookies are one of my faves (and I’m on a tear for them these past few days…). It’s like all the recipes for chocolate chip cookies, each one produces a slightly different cookie! I, too, will be making these soon, maybe for a cookout on the fourth. I don’t have a food procesor but I am addicted to the freshly ground peanut butter at Whole Foods, guess I can use that. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Simply Sarah :) July 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Amanda, I made these cookies exactly as you did, but I baked them on Silpats. They turned out AH-MAY-Zing! I blogged about it and you here> http://imsimplysarah.blogspot.com/2012/07/ah-may-zing-peanut-butter-cookies-using.html

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DishSet July 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Made these with my kids tonight, they loved them.

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Michelle July 8, 2012 at 12:36 am

Wow, just made the peanut butter, Talk about YUMMO!!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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Jack July 8, 2012 at 3:59 am

Oww I like butters :)

peanut butter is my favorite :)

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Tina H July 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

I couldn’t resist. I had to know how the homemade peanut butter tasted! OMG.
It was fabulous. I then made the cookies…..again, a winner!
I am now a hero in my own kitchen.

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Heathe July 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

Hi,

I miss your cooking! How come you stopped posting recipes? This seems to be the last one! Bring your cooking back to the blog!!!!

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Vance July 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Planters peanut’s…what a great idea. I would like to serve these at my next get together.

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Shannan August 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I need a food processor:(

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Kim October 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm

If you have an Oster blender, you can just get the small bowl attachment and use it on your blender…thats what I do! :) Nice stand in until a food processor is in the budget!

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Vera Zecevic - Cupcakes Garden August 11, 2012 at 1:51 am

They look really nice . I like your idea about cinnamon ! I adore its taste.

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Ally Fowler September 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Just made these and they are amazing!!!!! Wow! I never made my own peanut butter and that just makes the cookies so so good!!

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Kim October 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I am going to wow my boss with these amazing cookies. Happy boss is a happy work place! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Dawn December 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

Recipe seems amazing and I really really wanna try it!
Some queastions though:
1) Honey roasted peanuts i suppose are different than simply roasted peanuts?
2) I live in Greece and some products are not so popular here so not easily found. So, if I cannot find Honey roasted peanuts can i try ready made peanut butter? It must definatelly be creamy? One I use every now and then is not so creamy. Can i add something though to make it?
3)Approximately how many cookies does this recipe makes?

Thank you very much!
Keep cooking everyone! :D

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Brenda January 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I had saved this recipe some time ago and never got around to making it until tonight. OH MY HEAVENS. The best PB cookie recipe ever. I was posting pics to my FB as I made the PB butter & baked them and had some friends & neighbors following along. I took some over to my neighbor & she immediately posted back that she and her husband think it is the best cookie they have ever eaten. These are awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Your recipes are always a cut above the rest.

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Sarah March 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I’ve been wanting to make these for a long time, and finally did so today. I can’t really pick out any difference in flavor with the honey roasted peanut butter, but man oh man, putting the cinnamon in the sugar you roll them in… Such a great idea. I would never have thought to use cinnamon with a peanut butter cookie, but these are incredible!

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Jenn May 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

I came across this recipe yesterday, and the homemade PB won me over. Let’s just say that it’s a good thing I was in the middle of the Military Diet when I made them, otherwise I’d have eaten the whole double-batch by myself!
I used the huge tub of peanuts, so I had enough PB for 3 batches. On the last batch, I made my “sprinkles” different, and it turned out really well. I used sugar, some cocoa powder, and a big pinch of cayenne pepper.

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking March 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

I LOVE honey roasted peanuts – I can’t believe you blended them all up and made cookies! AND then, as if that weren’t enough, you rolled them in sugar!

I have a pampered chef baking stone but I’ve never used it (color me skeptical), but if you say it made cookies thicker and chewier, then I’ll have to dig it out from the back of the closet!

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