Sunday, March 7, 2010


1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. shortening
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. honey
1 egg
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
8 dozen small pretzel twists
8 dozen pretzel sticks

In large bowl, beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, honey and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy., or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Heat oven to 350*. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. For each cookie, place 2 pretzel twists side by side with the bottoms touching on ungreased cookie sheet. Place 1 ball of dough on center; flatten slightly. Break 2 pretzel sticks in half. Gently press 3 pretzel stick halves into dough for stripes on bee. Break fourth pretzel piece in half. Poke pieces into 1 end of dough for antennae. Bake 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

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