Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

By Hannah McClure  Raw honey has quickly become one of my favorite sweet treats and herbal remedies. From the process of installing a new hive to harvesting the honey and all that falls between, it’s easy to fall in love with not only the process, but the honey. Of course, learning how to use honey in place of refined sugars, takes a little time. However, these peanut butter cookies are a great treat made with honey and chocolate for a flavor burst twist on a classic cookie. You can leave out the chocolate morsels for a traditional peanut butter cookie, but trust me, the chocolate morsels make this nutty cookie a little extra yummy! 

Let’s Bake! 

  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons softened butter 
  • 1 cup peanut butter  
  • 1 cup raw honey 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 ¹/⁴ cups unbleached all-purpose flour  (to convert to gluten-free, use 2¹/⁴ cups, 1 to 1 gluten-free baking flour) 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • ¹/² cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels  
  1. In a medium bowl, mix softened butter until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add in honey, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix until blended.  
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well blended.  
  4. Hand-stir in chocolate morsels. 
  5. Bake tablespoon-sized cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 7 to 8 minutes.   

Allow to cool before enjoying these delicious honey peanut butter cookies.  

HANNAH MCCLURE is an old soul homemaker and mother of four from Ohio. Gardening, keeping bees, sewing, raising chickens/seasonal hogs, and baking/cooking from scratch are a few things she enjoys in her homemaking. Always learning and always chasing her littles. Find Hannah on Instagram @muddyoakhennhouse. 

Originally published in the Fall 2022 issue of Backyard Beekeeping and regularly vetted for accuracy.

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