Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies (Sweetened with Honey)

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These cookies are amazing. I absolutely adore this recipe. I have been making it for years now and every time I serve it to someone new they simply go crazy over them.
These peanut butter cookies are healthier than most and are very filling. I don't feel bad eating a few (or more than a few... ahem...) with a tall glass of raw milk and calling it "breakfast".
This recipe is taken from The New Laurel's Kitchen. I have made this recipe so many times that the book's seam is broken at the page with this recipe on it.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies (Sweetened with Honey)

You Will Need:
  • 1 Cup crunchy, organic peanut butter (Where to buy.)
  • 1 Cup organic, raw honey (Where to buy.)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla (Where to buy.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt (Where to buy real salt.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour (Fresh is always best. See the grain-mill I use here.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine peanut butter and honey thoroughly in a bowl.
  3. Stir in egg and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl mix salt, soda and flour. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
  6. Shape dough into small balls and lightly press down onto a greased cookie sheet with a fork.
  7. 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.)

If you like peanut butter, you will love these cookies. They are dense and delicious. They are perfect for taking on a hike, as a quick snack, or as dinner on an especially busy day! Be warned: after you make these cookies once you will make them again and again.
And your friends will want to know the recipe!
Honey Peanut Butter cookies posing with my beloved WonderMill Grain Mill

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This recipe originally appeared on Grain Mill Wagon as a part of their Grain Mill Challenge. See the original post here.
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  1. Your cookies look delicious and I'm eager to try them. I'm always watching for dessert recipes that aren't loaded with sugar and all-purpose flour. Thanks for your recipe. Would you be willing to share this recipe post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-14/

  2. Love it!! If you haven’t already I would love for you to link up to this weeks linky party on my blog so you can share it. http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/11/18/teach-tuesday-42/

  3. Thanks so much for this recipe, I can't wait to try it. Our family tries to eat a real food diet, it can be hard to find yummy treat recipes when we have gotten used to the junky stuff. These look delicious. I found you at Works for me Wednesday. I would love it if you shared a post at my new linky party: http://www.joyfocusedlearning.com/2013/11/anything-goes-link-up-1.html :)

    1. Thanks, Angela! Hope you love them as much as we do! <3

      Will go link up now... ;)

  4. These sound amazing! Delicious...a must make!

  5. Your cookies look awesome and need to be in my cookie jar. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  6. Thanks for linking up this post at Anything Goes last week. It is a featured post at this week's link up! I would love it if you linked up a new post or two this week. You can also grab an "I was featured" button if you like! :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Great recipe, thank you! I just made these this morning and wish I would have doubled the recipe. My family and friends loved them and they are already gone!

  8. JUST what I was looking for!
    Super thanks!
    From Athens, Greece ;)

  9. Made these cookies this last weekend. They are delicious! Everyone in the family loved them.
    Thank you !

  10. Made these and they didn't taste like peanut butter. Even my husband and doggies, who loves peanut butter cookies walked away from the first batch. Had to add an extra cup of peanut butter & organic apple sauce to give it flavor.

    1. Hey Ana! What sort of peanut butter did you use? I've found that that can make a big difference in how they taste. In any case, glad you found a way to enjoy them! <3

  11. I'm eager to try this recipe. They sound delicious. I'm curious and surprised about the use of raw honey. My understanding is that raw honey should not be cooked or baked because the heat destroys the beneficial bacteria. Could I use regular unfiltered

    1. Hey Julie! Yes, once you cook with the honey it is no longer raw. The reason I suggest raw honey is because that's what I pretty much always have around. You could, of course, use unfiltered. <3

  12. I found this in a search this morning for "whole wheat peanut butter cookies." I've been looking for a recipe that specifies organic ingredients and might taste as wonderful as my mother-in-law's p-b cookies. No one can find her recipe, and she's been gone all these years.

    Yours looks so good that I featured it as Recipe of the Day on a Facebook page I curate called Cooking with Whole Grains & Real Whole Foods. So looking forward to trying it soon! Thank you for sharing your find.

  13. Made these with creamy pb instead, worked out great!
    Family and I loved the recipe!


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