Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup extra-crunchy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Combine flour and remaining 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookie balls with the back of a fork, forming a crisscross pattern. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.
- Kissy Cookies: Shape cookies as directed, but do not flatten with a fork. Place a chocolate kiss in each cookie while it cools on cookie sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Peanut Butter Fingers: Roll 1 inch balls of dough into 2 1/2 inch logs. Bake as directed. When logs are cool, dip 1 end of each cookie inot 1 1/2 cups melted semisweet chocolate morsels. Return cookies to wire racks, and let stand until chocolate is firm.
- Note: A teaspoon measure gives you enough dough to shape into a 1 inch ball or a 2 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch log.
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