Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Honey Peanut butter cookies: Honey, Honey you're so sweet!

 I got an e mail from one of my reader, she is very young ^^ but really loves to bake for her family. She told me that her grandpa and herself love the taste of honey and want to use it more.

Honey Peanut butter cookies 
 Changing the formula of the recipe is not easy, because baking is a kind of science, one thing reacts with another. So you just can't change the sugar into honey with the same amount. Because the honey have more water than sugar, mostly the basic way to change the sugar into a syrup or honey is divide the original amount with 0.80. For example, if the original recipe use 100g of sugar, after you dividing it, the number will be 125g, so you will get the amount of the honey that you will use. But the honey or syrup have 20% of water so the extra  weight that you get like in this example "25g" will be the amount that you have to reduce the liquid from the recipe too. ^^ But this is just a guide line, the exact amount that you will change will depend on each recipe and the texture or taste that you want too.


Ok, we will stop taking about the science and calculation now, hehe. This is where the idea from, I want to give her the recipe that use a lot of honey, and make her happy with her baking so I played with some cookie recipe and turn out into this one ^^. The honey that you use will be important too, if you can chose the one that you love its taste and smell (because you will use a lot of it). For the salt that will be sprinkled on top, you can use or omit it, salt always goes well with nut, but without it the cookies still taste good.
Serve it with a glass of milk, I think they are the best companion, that everybody love.




Honey Peanut butter cookies 
Makes 16 pieces (8-9cm cookies)

 300g ............................... All purpose flour
1tsp .................................. Baking soda
120g ................................. Unsalted butter
1/4tsp ............................. Salt
250g ................................. Honey
1/2tsp .............................. Vanilla bean paste
250g ................................. Chunky peanut butter
........................................... Maldon sea salt, for sprinkle over the cookies  (optional)


Preheat the oven to 180°C
Line 3 baking sheet with baking paper or Silpat.
Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
 Beat the butter and salt until soft, add the honey and beat until combine.
Add the vanilla bean and peanut butter and beat until smooth.
Pour the flour mixture into a bowl, and mix until smooth.
Scoop with scoop no.20 (or shape into a ball about 5 cm in diameter), and press lightly with a fork. Sprinkle with Maldon sea salt, if use.




Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown, let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire racks.
Honey Peanut butter cookies 

Honey Peanut butter cookies: Honey, Honey you're so sweet!

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I bet the honey and peanut butter combo turned out to be amazing!

ijayuji said...

Hi pook san! Nice combination honey n peanut butter because i loveee peanut butter n honey ^^, must try dis out soon! Thanks for sharing m(_ _)m

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Elizabeth
Yes, it's very good combination ^^.

Hi, ijayuji
It's my pleasure ^^, hope you like this cookie too.

Alice said...

this looks delicious!

Carol's Kitchen said...

You really know how to make simple recipes into gourmet style recipe. Adding honey in place of sugar is a nice touch. I like the way your package your bakes! Really cute!

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Alice
Thank you

Hi, Carol's Kitchen
Thank you. Adding honey making the cookies smell great too ^^.

ghying said...

hihi! may I ask is this chewy or crunchy kind of cookie? really loved the chocolate sandy cookie that was posted last year.am looking up and down for crunchy cookies=)
been following this blog for quite some time and all recipes fits the liking of my family and friends! thank you for sharing=)

dailydelicious said...

Hi. ghying
This one is crunchy ^^, I hope you enjoy this too.

Miss Kimbers said...

Beautiful:) I like how you present the foods you make. Always very pretty.

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Hi, may I know what kind of honey you used in your recipe? Thanks.

dailydelicious said...

Hi,
I use wild honey that I bought from the village near my house.

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