To Die for Recipe: PB ‘n’ Honey Miniwiches

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I absolutely love the flavor combination of peanut butter and honey; I eat it in a sandwich almost every day for lunch. And I absolutely love cookies. So what could be better than a cookie that is also a peanut butter and honey sandwich? Nothing, that's what, and this recipe is the proof! Tender, cross-hatched cookies cradle a layer of peanut butter icing laced with honey. The cookies themselves are amazing—not too sweet and buttery smooth—but that creamy swirl of frosting takes the whole creation to another level. These little fellas will literally melt in your mouth.

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I created this recipe using ideas from one of those holiday baking mags that hit the newstands this time of year. Sometimes people get quite nervous about experimenting with baking, but I say go for it! How can anything comprised of butter, sugar and peanutty goodness turn out badly? Plus when you invent your own recipes you can make your own rules. For example, I made these cookies tinier than your standard fare—that way I can fit a couple in the palm of my hand for an on-the-go snack!

PB 'n' Honey Miniwiches
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Honey Frosting
3 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugars, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Blend in peanut butter until combined, then beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour til no lumps remain. Measure cookies in small spoonfuls (I used one of those mini ice cream scoops) and bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer blend butter, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and icing sugar until smooth. You may need to play with the consistency, adding more wet or more dry as needed, to get a thick but spreadable icing. Once the cookies have cooled, create little sandwiches with a generous blob of icing and enjoy!

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6 Responses to “To Die for Recipe: PB ‘n’ Honey Miniwiches”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Oh yum! These look sooo good. You know, some people in Australia think it’s very strange of me to eat peanut butter and honey together, but I love it – especially on toasted crumpets.

  2. Caroline @ Patagonia Gifts Says:

    Oh God! Those cookies look soooo yummy! I’ll have to try this recipe! Thanks! 🙂 xo

  3. Rachel Says:

    these look divine. I have never tried peanut butter and honey as a combination before, but your pumpkin scones were great and went down well with my friends (except in size, we thought they’d be better a lot smaller, so these should be perfect!)

  4. Georgia Says:

    i love anything w/ peanut butter and honey combo.
    thanks.

  5. Chris Says:

    Oh, delicious! I don’t know how I’m going to find the time to try all your fabulous recipes! Pete has unhooked our gas for the stove to work on the dining room floor, so I’m bake-less right now 😦

  6. Toay Says:

    Those cookies look and sound AMAZING! If I weren’t feeling so lazy I’d whip up a batch this weekend. xoxo

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