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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
- 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.
- Add the salt, soda and flour and mix until it comes together to form a dough.
- 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.
- 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.
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
Keywords: Cookies, Dessert, Honey, Peanut Butter