Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies made with whole wheat flour and no butter, oil, or shortening. This whole food dessert recipes is a family favorite!

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Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies made with whole wheat flour are one of our new favorite cookies. These cookies are easy to make, made with great “whole food” ingredients, and taste awesome. These cookies are made with honey, whole wheat flour, and lots of peanut butter. You won’t need any other fat/oil like butter or shortening in this recipe either because the peanut butter has you covered. I like this fact because that means I can still make cookies when I run out of butter over the weekend but we still want to make a treat on Sunday night.

This simple one dessert is going to becomes a family favorite in no time. Here’s a little tip when it comes to buying whole wheat flour. I like to buy white whole wheat flour. This means they milled the flour from soft white wheat berries. Traditional whole wheat flour is made from hard red wheat berries. Flour made from the soft white wheat berries is more tender and tastes less “wheaty”. It’s a great option for baked goods.

You can also use whole wheat pastry flour which is made from the white wheat berries and is also ground more finely than traditional wheat flour. Both are pretty easy to find and I feel like they make a big difference when it comes to making cookies and muffins or cakes with whole wheat flour.

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)

What is white whole wheat flour?

I like to buy white whole wheat flour. This means they milled the flour from soft white wheat berries. Traditional whole wheat flour is made from hard red wheat berries. Flour made from the soft white wheat berries is more tender and tastes less “wheaty”. It’s a great option for baked goods.

Do cookies freeze well?

Yes! I make double batches all of the time and we’ll eat one batch and freeze the other. Make sure you properly store them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

Are cookies supposed to be soft when you take them out?

Yes, cookies will be soft upon coming out of the oven. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. If the edge is firm, the cookies are done. However, if you leave an indentation, they need to bake for a bit longer.

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)

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Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies made with whole wheat flour and no butter, oil, or shortening. This whole food dessert recipes is a family favorite!

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies (whole wheat flour)


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 ½ dozen cookies. 1x

Description

Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies made with whole wheat flour and no butter, oil, or shortening. This whole food dessert recipes is a family favorite!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter (natural and normal will both work, smooth or creamy)
  • 1 cup honey (I like to buy local, it seems less bitter than cheap store honey)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer combine the peanut butter and honey and beat until totally incorporated. Stir in egg and vanilla.
  3. Add the salt, soda and flour and mix until it comes together to form a dough.
  4. Shape dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough each) and place on the prepared sheet. Use fork to lightly press each dough ball down.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies become slightly golden brown. (Note: Be careful to not over bake! Honey burns much more easily than sugar.) Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Notes

I like to buy white whole wheat flour. This means they milled the flour from soft white wheat berries. Traditional whole wheat flour is made from hard red wheat berries. Flour made from the soft white wheat berries is more tender and tastes less “wheaty”. It’s a great option for baked goods.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 30 SERVING SIZE: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116 Fat: 4.8g Cholesterol: 6.2mg Sodium: 99.4mg Carbohydrates: 17g Sugars: 10.2g Protein: 3.2g Vitamin A: 2.7µg Vitamin C: 1mg

Keywords: Cookies, Dessert, Honey, Peanut Butter

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This recipe was inspired by and adapted from Little Owl Crunchy Momma

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Patricia

A bit too cake-like and not peanut buttery enough for me. I used fireweed honey which is the sweetest honey I know & pb with no HFCS. The sweetness factor was perfect.

Lara Jantzen

My cookies didn’t work at all! The dough was so crumbly – I baked them anyways and they were so dry. Like sawdust! I followed the recipe – using natural PB, Honey, and 1/2 WW flour and 1/2 All purpose – any ideas?

Alexandra Teal

This is my new go-to peanut butter cookie recipe! I used crunchy peanut butter and added in whole rolled oats for some added hearty-ness and they are quite delish! Thank you

Faith

I find that 1 cup if honey is very sweet. I’ve done less honey each time I’ve made this but it does make them more dry. next time I think I’m going to up the peanutbutter to make up for lost moisture.

Julia

Do you happen to know the calorie count per cookie on these? Thanks 🙂

Kristin Conover

I had a little shy of a cup worth of honey and I used all-purpose flour. These tasted just like regular peanut butter cookies. My kids had no clue I was out of sugar and had to try a random recipe for subbing it with honey. Thank you. This is now saved as a family favorite.

Chris

Hi,
I am new to baking. I would like to decrease the number of ingredients in this recipe to the absolute minimum of just the 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of honey and the 2 cups of flour. Can you give me an idea of the consequences of leaving out the egg, vanilla, salt and baking soda? I’m not sure what the purpose of each of those ingredients is. I need to leave out the egg for sure because of allergies. I’m not sure if the vanilla, salt or baking soda cause any food reactions. Thank you for any suggestions you might have.

Chris

Jamesia Lyons

Thank-you SO much for this recipe, i made some for my mom and she loved them! I used all-purpose flour instead of wheat, so the dough was a little sticky, so I put the dough in the fridge for a few minutes and it was nice and firm

Heather

I followed the recipe exactly and they baked perfectly but the taste is just okay. They taste more like a honey cookie and I can barely taste the peanut butter.

Sarah

The batter was So Tasty but the baked cookies had almost no flavor. I followed the recipe to a T. Not sure what went wrong. (Full disclosure – I am very new to baking but had two very successful bakes before this one, full of flavor.) I used Jif Natural PB.

Addy

Hey I really wanna try this recipe but I only want about 12 cookies?

Mem

Made these tonight, SO good!

Stephanie

Made these tonight, exactly by the recipe. I used Jif creamy peanut butter cause that’s what I had. They are beautiful and yummy. Thanks!

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