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Monday, December 14, 2020

Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies

Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies are delicious. Who else remembers GORP (good old raisins and peanuts)? The energy treats everyone took along when hiking. These Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies are just as delicious, but you don't have to be out on a hike to eat them!

I am on the lookout for a good recipe anywhere, and I do mean anywhere. I was walking through the gift shop at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria Oregon a few years ago when I found a sweet little cookbook that had this wonderful, honey peanut butter cookie recipe inside. I knew right away that I wanted to make these cookies, and sure enough, they were just as good as I had thought they would be!

We found ourselves in Astoria often, it happened to be right across the Columbia River from where we lived in Ocean Park Washington on the upper peninsula. A beautiful area that we were fortunate to enjoy for a few years. My favorite memory of living on the peninsula is the cranberry harvest each year. Flooding the bog with water to "comb" the berries off the top is quite a sight to see. And by virtue of that memory, I came to find cranberries to be one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. 

Good Old Raisins and Peanut Honey Cookies, a delicious cookie to make ahead and savor the next day!

Not only cranberries, but honey is also ar favorite ingredient to cook with. You will find granola with honey as the only sweetener, and a lovely lemon and parsley salad dressing in the files. And this one contains honey and cranberries! All this talk about honey in recipes brings us back to Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies another delicious honey-sweetened recipe. 

I think they are the perfect cookie when you need snacks for the little ones because they are made with honey and whole wheat flour. Making them a pretty healthy cookie, that also tastes great. The whole food ingredients make these cookies the perfect choice for outdoor activities as well,  like hiking, skiing, or any other activity where you need a "power" snack. 

Due to the honey, this is a very tender cookie when first baked, you will want to plan ahead and bake these a day before they are served. Making Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies perfect to bake a day ahead when planning an outing! Freeing you to not have to worry last minute about what to take for those that will get hungry along the way...

Did I mention that they also taste great? Feel free to use your choice of peanut butter, smooth or chunky. Also if you are not a walnut fan feel free to leave them out, you could substitute salted peanut halves if desired, or... if you are a lover of chocolate, you just might fill that measuring cup intended for walnuts with additional chocolate chips, because like any recipe I share make it your own, they are your cookies after all...

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • butter
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • whole wheat flour
  • raisins
  • flake type cereal
  • walnuts
  • chocolate chips
You will also need the following:
  • mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • silicone spatula
  • cookie scoop 
  • baking sheet
  • covered container for storage
Now you are ready to begin!

Good Old Raisin and Peanut Cookies, good at home or camping!
Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies.

Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies
adapted from: recipe provided by Joann's Honey, Reedsport Oregon
350-degree oven

1/4 c butter
1/2 c honey
1/2 c peanut butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 c whole wheat flour 
1/2 c chopped raisins
1 1/2 c flake type cereal, bran flakes, corn flakes, or mixed grain flakes 
1/2 c chopped walnuts
3/4 c chocolate chips

Combine butter, honey, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat until creamy. 

Add salt, soda, baking powder, and flour, mix until smooth. 

Add remaining ingredients combining well.

Easy and delicious Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies.

Drop onto prepared baking sheets in rounded tablespoon measures.

Bake 10-14 minutes or until done in your oven. 

Let rest 5 minutes on the baking sheets, gently move to a cooling rack or plain brown paper to cool.

Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Honey Cookies, a small batch cookie recipe.

Let cool completely (remember there are chocolate chips in there and they stay hot a long time...) 

Makes 18-24 cookies, depending on size.

Note: this cookie is very tender after baking, the texture improves with a 24 hour aging time.





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  1. These look and sound delicious! TFS!

  2. Looks like a great cookie all year round.

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  4. Sounds and looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 6 for Snack Recipes. Shared.


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