1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or soy nut butter)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
8 dozen small pretzel twists
8 dozen small pretzel sticks


Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, honey and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Shape dough into 1-inch balls (dough will be slightly sticky). For each cookie, place two pretzel twists side by side with the bottoms touching on ungreased cookie sheet (the bottom is the rounded point, similar to the bottom of a heart shape). Place one ball of dough on center; flatten slightly. Break two pretzel sticks in half. Gently press three pretzel stick halves into dough for stripes on bee. Break fourth pretzel piece in half. Poke pieces into one end of dough for antennae.

Repeat with remaining dough and pretzels.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.

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