Friday, July 8, 2011

Honey Bee Cookies

Today is a non chocolate day.  I have made so many posts that include it, I am ready for a change.

If you work out a lot or have a big task ahead, the amount of protein contained in these cookies are just the right remedy. The batter not only contains honey roasted nuts but also ground honey granola cereal. 

These are a crunchy cookie and the granola does come through in the texture and taste.  Also, it is nice to get a bite of the honey roasted peanuts.  I had to caution my husband not to eat the whole jar, he got into them before I made these.  My husband likes to snack on nuts quite a bit.

The cookie, even though it does not contain chocolate, will satisfy a sweet craving.  My husband liked them and so did his friends at work. Also, this is a great cookie for the kids to snack on  The recipe below makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

Honey Bee Cookies
by flourtrader

2/3 cup honey roasted nuts
1 1/4 cup ground honey granola cereal (I used a blender)
1 egg
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Then whisk in the ground granola and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar .  It should take a few minutes for the batter to become light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract and set mixer aside.

Take a wooden spoon and fold in the dry ingredients into the batter in  two increments. Continue to fold so  no dry streaks remain.  Lastly, mix in the honey roasted peanuts until they are distributed evenly.

With a cookie scoop or spoon, drop golf ball sized rounds onto the baking sheet.  Bake 8-10 or until done.  Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.