Holidays With Honey – L.J.’s Peanut Butter Honey Pinwheels

This is one of the most popular posts on Romancing the Bee. It always reminds me of my Dear Mother!

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My beloved and talented mother L.J. (short for Lois Jean) ALWAYS made these for the holidays.  They were one of her many Southern specialties!


16 oz. powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (to keep dough from sticking to paper)

1/2 cup softened butter

1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8 oz. peanut butter


In mixing bowl, combine 16 oz sugar, butter, honey, milk, and vanilla (should be stiff and dough-like).
Chill for a few minutes to help prevent sticking.

Divide dough into 2 balls, and roll each ball out to pie crust thickness (Use parchment or wax paper and plenty of powdered sugar both over and under dough to keep it from sticking).

Heat peanut butter until runny and easily spreadable- not too hot- and spread evenly over rolled dough.

Roll dough into a log (you may have to sprinkle a little more powdered sugar on…

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2 thoughts on “Holidays With Honey – L.J.’s Peanut Butter Honey Pinwheels

  1. Mac says:

    OMG! I can’t believe your mother’s name is Lois Jean. Me too! Did she loathe her name as much as I do mine? So much so that I chose a nickname that isn’t even close. There were some people who called me L.J., but that was so long ago, I don’t even know where they are now. Wow, whodda thought. And, I’m just in the next state over from you.

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