Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. These delicious and healthy cookies are made with wholesome ingredients.
Summer is here! We are spending all kinds of time tending to our garden (including a little strawberry patch, it’s dreamy), building our house (seriously, we’re doing the work ourselves and it’s such a labor of love!), and playing in the river that meanders at the bottom of our alfalfa fields. I adore having my kids out of school, having our schedules open for things we want to do, and having a mile long”to-do” list that include things like bake cookies, catch tadpoles, and have a campfire. This time of year fills my soul back up after a long and busy school year. Who’s with me?
I’ve raised little bakers and I’m not sad about it. That being said, I’ve also gotten really good at making better for us desserts and baked goods which is awesome. This honey sweetened Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is one of our all time favorites. It’s full of peanut butter and chocolate and light on the honey flavor which my kids prefer. You are going to love making this simple dessert recipe all summer long with your little bakers too.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. These delicious and healthy cookies are made with wholesome ingredients.

A Healthier Peanut Butter Cookie

These cookies aren’t low in calories, they still have some sugar (I used a high quality dark chocolate chips, but they still have sugar), and honey is a sugar even though it’s more natural. They do have whole grains, more fiber, and when it comes to the ingredients in them I know what they are, how they are made, and have a good idea of where they came from. I love that! These are still a treat and you should approach them as such, but also applaud yourself a little for going with a healthier version of a traditional classic. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. These delicious and healthy cookies are made with wholesome ingredients. FOOD - Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made with honey, peanut butter, and whole wheat flour are a healthy dessert recipe the whole family will love.

Melissa cooks, confesses, and corrals chickens and children at Bless this Mess, where you can find healthy recipes (with some simple desserts included), a peek at her hobby farm, and the joys of raising five little ones, eight years old and younger. She’s got a whole lot of mess to bless!

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

3.38 from 8 votes
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Servings: 30


  • 1 cup peanut butter, all-natural
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, dark


  • 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 well 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 cookie.
  • 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.)
  • Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a wire rack to cool. Notes: 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.
  • Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Dissapointing recipe. Way too sweet and dry. Won’t make again. Feels like a waste throwing out expensive ingredients like pb and honey….

We just made them and I substituted maple syrup for honey and used way less. They are tasty but very dry and crumbly…next time I will put butter in there!!!

Was excited to make these cookies, however my family did not like them at all and my children didn’t even finish eating their cookies. They were much too sweet. A little annoyed I wasted all that honey and peanut butter.

My kids and hubby loved these, I used raw honey( which I think taste less sweet/artificial then the more processed honey) jiffy natural pb and enjoy life chocolate chucks. We are a dairy free family and I enjoy finding recipes that don’t use loads of refined sugar. My mom was visiting for the day and asked me for the recipe as well.

I just tried to make these cookies and it was a crumbly mess! The dough wouldn’t stick together well enough to make balls for the cookies so I had to put them in a baking pan. Too dry. Very disappointing ☹️

This recipe yielded the worss batch of cookies I have made in my entire life. The biggest disappointment for me. Cookies were dry, salty and no where near the pretty picture of look. Guess the measurements are not correct.

Despite the other bad comments … I didn’t find this recipe to be horrible at all. It was perfect! My family and I eat mainly paleo or clean … but we had whole wheat flour left over from another recipe we used for school treats you use up. A couple things I did differently was mix in the chocolate chips before the flour – made it easier – and added a smidge of maple syrup to it. I used organic pb and raw honey. They’re very delicious and the whole family enjoys them!

I should have read the reviews before I made these. I followed the recipe to a tee and they burned on the bottom, are dry, and not that tasty. Feeling bummed about the waste of time and ingredients. But, I did also just make the zucchini oat muffins from this site and they are tastyyyyy!

Because i bake often, i realized that TWO cups of whole wheat flour would be toooo much. I used only one cup. Turned out ok. Moist, soft and can be baked a little more for chewiness. The honey taste is obvious though. I used crunchy peanut butter and it adds a nice crunch.

I’m all for healthy recipes but this one is just way too bland ?I’m glad I only did half the recipe. But my toddler likes it so that’s a plus.

Despite following the recipe, these cookies turned out rather terribly. They were overly sweet and the texture was too dry and cakey for my liking .