Honey Peanut Wafer Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

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Well, it’s after Christmas. After New Year’s. Maybe you ODed on cookies during the holidays … but in my house, there can never be enough cookies. Between my husband, The Cookie Monster, and my son going around saying “another one cookie please?” I make cookies year-round. (Oh, and did I mention the 40 hungry teenaged boys with whom we share this building?)

I was happy to discover this simple recipe on my assigned Secret Recipe Club blog for this month, Tea and Scones. Margaret’s site is full of sweets as well as cooking adventures. She’s a member of a lot of the little cooking blog clubs I’d be too scared to attempt – French Foods with Dorie, Baking with Julia, etc … Apparently I don’t like someone else telling me what to cook. And when. But I’m always impressed with the bloggers who join in on these parties.

Margaret’s Honey Peanut Wafers were part of a Modern Bakers Challenge. These cookies feel slightly healthier than all those Christmas cookies I baked. They aren’t full of butter or chocolate. And peanuts are good for you, right?

I was kind of sad that mine never got crispy (even after two days on the counter). Perhaps I needed a little more flour in my batter or needed to cook them a little longer. In any way, they are still very tasty. I love the deep honey flavor in every bite! Make sure you use a honey you really love. Mine comes from a local farm.

Honey Peanut Wafer Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 6 oz. honey-roasted peanuts, chopped


In a small bowl or mixing cup, whisk together flour and baking soda.

In a larger bowl, combine honey, sugar, and egg, stirring to combine. Add melted butter and stir.

Pour flour mixture into wet ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula. Fold in chopped peanuts.

Use a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon to scoop batter onto a parchment paper or silpat-lined cookie sheet. (I would NOT try to do this without a liner. I'm not sure your baking sheets would ever recover.)

Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Slide silpat or parchment paper off sheets and let cookies cool on them. Cookies will harden somewhat as they cool.


5 thoughts on “Honey Peanut Wafer Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

    • I had big intentions of redoing the recipe as more of a pecan praline with honey, too … but the holidays caught up with me. Maybe sometime soon! I prefer most other nuts to peanuts, but I had them on hand for this one.

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