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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie

Looking for a healthier cookie?  Try my Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe!

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

Hi guys!

I’m such a sucker for holiday cookies.  Give me an iced sugar cookie painted like Santa this time of year and I go weak in the knees.  It’s a true weakness that I’m totally ok with.  There is nothing wrong with full fat, deliciously rich treats, especially during the holidays.  I do believe you can enjoy all the foods you enjoy in moderation.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie

With that said, I’m also a fan of making over sweet treats into slightly healthier packages.  I think we can enjoy both kinds of treats and feel good about it.  So in a season of overindulgence, I thought I’d share a healthier twist on a peanut butter cookie!  I mean who can resist a peanut butter cookie?  My version of a Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is made with whole wheat flour, honey and comes together with ONLY SIX INGREDIENTS!

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

Why You’ll Love this Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe…

This Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is so easy to make, they almost feel like a life hack.  It uses ingredients I bet you already have in your pantry… whole wheat flour, honey, vanilla, baking soda, egg and of course peanut butter.

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

The rich peanut butter flavor shines through and is perfect for all the nut butter fans!  You could even sub your favorite nut butter in the mix.

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

The cookie isn’t quite as sugary sweet as a traditional peanut butter cookie, but it is perfectly balanced and tasty.  They honey matches perfectly with the peanut butter.  You’ll seriously be surprised at how easy and delicious they are.

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

I also love this Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe because it makes just one dozen cookies.  I feel like that’s just enough to have a few without keeping too many sweets in the house all week.  If you want to make them for a crowd or cookie exchange though, it’s easy to double or triple the batch.

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

Give them a try and let me know what you think!  Enjoy.



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 healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe

Julie Wunder
This 6 ingredient, healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe are sweetened with honey!  They are addictive and delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix together the peanut butter, egg, honey and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Add the baking soda and mix well.  Fold into the flour.
  • Using a 1-inch ice cream scoop, carefully portion the dough into 12 bites.  Roll the bites into smooth balls.  Flatten the balls to 1/4 inch thick.   Use a fork to create the classic criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and then take off the cooking sheet.


Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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healthy Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe


Your turn!

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?


I’m linking up my Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2020-11-04T10:27:31-05:00 December 12th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food|15 Comments


  1. Lak July 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Cookies came out fantastic . Thanks for the healthy recipe

  2. LYNN C JENSEN March 25, 2020 at 8:21 am - Reply

    What are the nutrition facts for the peanut butter cookies?

    • JulieWunder April 1, 2020 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Lynn! I just went back and added them. They are 110 calories a cookie.

  3. Mayuri Patel December 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These peanut cookies look so tempting and perfect. Having the right balance of sweetness is what I like in cookies. Pinned to try out later.

  4. Lesli Schwartz December 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I adore peanut butter cookies! These seem a bit healthier with the whole wheat flour. I bet they’re so delicious!

  5. Patty December 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Your peanut whole wheat cookies look and sound delicious to the max, I love that they’re so plump, small batch is a great idea, perfect for me as we’re only two in my home, need to try your recipe a.s.a.p.!

  6. Geetha Priyanka December 16, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yum Yum!!! love these peanut butter cookies. I totally agree with you these are dangerously addictive. Can’t wait to try a small batch of these treats.

  7. Caroline December 16, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m with you, I agree some over-indulgent treats now and then are fine but at the same time my preference is always slightly healthier and less sweet treats, where it works. These look and sound great!

  8. Zahra December 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for delicious cookie recipes and i’m sure I just found one. The looks and sound fabulous. Just in time for the holidays.

  9. Lisa Ballantyne December 12, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing! I also love the fact that you can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter, tho I love peanut butter too! Great recipe Julie!

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 12, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Okay I now have to buy whole wheat flour to try these out. YUM!

    Do you use natural peanut butter or the classic Skippy/Jif pb?

    • JulieWunder December 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      I tested with natural Peter Pan– which isn’t oily like other natural ones.

  11. Mary Jean Henson December 12, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Love the small batch idea.
    Great for just two people. As you said,
    I do not need a big batch around.
    I am sure I would consume to many.

  12. [email protected] December 12, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I have pinned these !

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