Baking Club

7 Peanut Butter Cookies from Classic to…Cheesy?

November 23, 2017

Every month in our Baking Club, there's a recipe that goes crazy—one member makes it and then another and another, until you feel like you're missing out if you don't make that one recipe everyone else is making. This month's book is Stella Parks’ BraveTart, and the recipe to make is her Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies.

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Baked as is or with a fork lattice, you can't go wrong with these cookies. Photo by Sheila Harjani, Bebe Black Carminito

What makes her recipe so special is that she takes the best parts of peanut butter cookie recipes from as far back as the 1890s and combines them to make the ultimate cookie. Newer recipes cut out butter from the equation, but she brings it back: "...only enough to help the peanut butter cream up fluffy and light." And the best trick comes from the 19th-century recipes: Use ground peanuts to boost flavor and keep the cookies tender.

Stella Parks' Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies recipe can only be found in BraveTart, but if you haven't picked it up yet, we don't want you missing out on a stellar batch of peanut butter cookies. We've rounded up seven of our favorite recipes for you—including one which uses the same ground peanut technique as Parks' and one designed for sharing with your four-legged best friend:

And, one for your furry friend, too:

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