We just can't stop eating these Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies! Especially since they are a lighter version of classic peanut butter cookies using whole wheat pastry flour and honey instead of white sugar. These cookies will be a big hit and no one will be the wiser about their healthy ingredients. We think Santa would love a plate of these with a glass of milk or, perhaps, a cup of coffee?
Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking sheet.
STEP 2: Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour mixture and gently stir until combined.
STEP 3: Roll dough into 2-tablespoon balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 30 cookies
I've also made a variation of these using Almond butter instead of the peanut butter. They are okay. Some cinnamon and/or chocolate chips would make them better.
The original peanut butter is now our go-to recipe for a healthy breakfast cookie!
Big hit at our house.
Important: DO NOT use peanut butter with added oil, just real 100% unadulterated peanut butter made from only peanuts. You won't have to rework the recipe.