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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies 1x


Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips are sweetened with honey, and are a healthier version of the classic 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
  • ½ to 1 cup good quality dark chocolate chips


  1. 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. Press a few chocolate chips on the top of each dough ball.
  2. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies become slightly golden brown. (Note: Be careful to not overbake! Honey burns much more easily than sugar). Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.


You can stir the chocolate chips into the dough like traditional chocolate chip cookies, but I always think they look extra pretty when I press them on the top.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 11.9g
  • Sodium: 99.4mg
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 6.2mg

Keywords: whole wheat cookies, peanut butter, dessert, chocolate chips