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Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 24 cookies servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients
Peanut butter cookies are an American classic, but are usually loaded with a ton of sugar and butter. Our Honey Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is partly sweetened with honey, and cuts out the butter,...


  • 1¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted freshly ground or pure crunchy peanut butter (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts


141 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


16 g


10 g


1 g


3 g


74 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with a wooden spoon mix the peanut butter, egg, honey, brown sugar, olive oil, and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in the dry ingredients in two batches, just until absorbed. Let dough sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Take a heaping tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball with your hands and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten with the back of a fork. Sprinkle with some flaky salt or sugar, if desired.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, just until lightly golden. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Chef Tips

When choosing peanut butter, we recommend buying freshly ground. Many specialty markets, like Whole Foods, offer this. If you buy commercial jarred peanut butter make sure peanuts are the only ingredient listed, without any added salt and/or sugar. The texture of your cookie will greatly depend on the type of peanut butter you use.

If you cannot find whole-wheat pastry flour then substitute half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. Just swapping for whole wheat flour will result in a drier and grittier cookie.

Eat all sweet, sugary treats in moderation. A little bit of what you like does you good, but don’t overdo it!

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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