1¼ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter ½ cup crunchy peanut butter ½ cup sugar ½ cup mild honey 1 egg
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar, honey, and egg until well-blended. Add the dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375˚. Grease baking sheets lightly. Roll bits of dough into walnut-size balls, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten with a fork to make a crisscross pattern. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on the pan a minute before transferring to a rack to cool.
In North Carolina, Thanksgiving pies — pecan, apple, sweet potato, pumpkin — have deep roots in farms from the mountains to the Coastal Plain. When bakeries wrap these homegrown ingredients in a buttery crust, pie makes perfect.