Honey- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yeah, it’s yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe on the internet.  Like there aren’t enough already, right?  But this one has peanut butter tucked in there and a couple of additional secret ingredients that make them worth trying:
Honey- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Ok, the secret is out- honey is one of those secret ingredients. Don’t worry, there is plenty of brown sugar in there too. The honey takes the place of the white sugar and it almost certainly makes these far better than average.  I also incorporated half whole-wheat pastry flour and a wee bit of oats that get whirred to a powder in the blender. 
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Now that’s some good stuff right there! Put this big bowl o’ cookie dough in front of me and I will happily kiss my diet goodbye!  Dangerous, evil stuff, that cookie dough. The dough is always much more of a diet-buster for me than the actual baked cookie.  I must stay far, far away from it or I’ll be workin’ it off at the gym for days after.
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The dough is chilled so you can easily roll it into little balls. This will give you nice, round cookies.
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Fresh out of the oven and dipped in milk… almost as good as the cookie dough itself!
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My little guy was very excited to dig into these!
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You can see how nicely they turn out. They’re not flattened out cookies- they rise up nicely and keep their form. Mine leaned more toward being crispy than soft and chewy. Not super crispy or anything, just not super soft either.

These were a must-make-again cookie recipe. They really were excellent, worth sharing, and even though there are a zillion similar sorts of cookie recipes out there, I share with confidence that you’ll enjoy these more than most.

This recipe can be found HERE.

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39 Responses to “Honey- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

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    Michelle — March 22, 2009 @ 8:39 AM

    Mmm. Look and sound great!

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    noble pig — March 22, 2009 @ 9:06 AM

    Those chunks are just like I like them…HUGE!

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    Happy Cook — March 22, 2009 @ 10:14 AM

    Wow this sounds really delicious, i am bookmarking this to make when my daughters friends come in the easter holidays.

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    ingrid — March 22, 2009 @ 10:54 AM

    Those do look and sound pretty good though I’d take mine out a moment or two sooner as I like mine under cooked!
    ~ingrid

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    DessertObsessed — March 22, 2009 @ 10:55 AM

    omg i adore anything with peanut butter! is this a chewy cookie or a more cakey cookie? i just recently baked some peanut butter cookies and was a little bit sad when they turned out cakey while the recipe said they would be chewy :(

    • RecipeGirl replied: — March 22nd, 2009 @ 11:57 AM

      It’s definitely not a cakey sort of cookie. I don’t care for that type either.

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    Josie — March 22, 2009 @ 12:37 PM

    I love honey and peanut butter together. You had me right there… hmm… I could see subbing some dried apple pieces in for the chocolate chips. Honey. Peanut butter. Apple. I might die and go to heaven :)

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    Elyse — March 22, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

    I’m always up for another chocolate chip cookie recipe. These look totally delicious! I can’t wait to try them. I love what honey does for the flavor–and the browning of the cookie. And, well, pb is always good!

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    Barbara — March 22, 2009 @ 1:22 PM

    I haven’t tried honey in a cookie before. Sounds great. I love the honey pouring picture!

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    Maria — March 22, 2009 @ 1:30 PM

    The cookies look fantastic! I am a cookie girl, I can resist other sweets, but not cookies! I will have to try these soon!

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    elra — March 22, 2009 @ 1:32 PM

    Wow, that is really scrumptious looking cookies. Love the honey and big chocolate chunks like that.
    Cheers,
    elra

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    snooky doodle — March 22, 2009 @ 1:37 PM

    oh these cookies look so good! even the cookie dough looks awesome. yummy. I have to try these and say good bye to my diet :)

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    Laura — March 22, 2009 @ 4:33 PM

    Oooh, these look fantastic. I am always in favor of new variations on the same 2 wonderful themes–peanut butter and chocolate chips. :)

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    Esi — March 22, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

    These look wonderful! I absolutely love baking with honey so I am going to add to my “to-make” list.

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    Reeni — March 22, 2009 @ 6:01 PM

    They look delicious, I love that there’s honey instead of sugar!! Do you think your son will share a few with me?

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    Aimee — March 22, 2009 @ 5:35 PM

    OK, you’ve convinced me! I know I can place absolute trust in you when you say ‘a must-make’ cookie. Looks like your son agrees with you!

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    Cate O'Malley — March 22, 2009 @ 5:54 PM

    Mmm, they look nice, thick and rich. We can always use another cookie recipe. :)

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    Kerstin — March 22, 2009 @ 6:04 PM

    Yum – I love honey in cookies, these look great!

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    Kara — March 22, 2009 @ 6:43 PM

    Crispy but not TOO crispy? And with honey?! I’m so intrigued and like your very confident recommendation. I must try these and soon!

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    cakebrain — March 22, 2009 @ 7:38 PM

    Ooooh! good-looking cookies! yum!

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    mj — March 22, 2009 @ 9:41 PM

    I’ve bookmarked these! But I can’t get whole wheat pastry flour here, do you think I can just use all purpose flour?

    • RecipeGirl replied: — March 23rd, 2009 @ 5:02 AM

      mj- yes, definitely. Using ALL all-purpose flour will be just fine for these cookies.

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    alexandra — March 22, 2009 @ 10:11 PM

    you seem to find lots of secret ingredients when you make chocolate chip cookies :) … I am recalling lemon zest (right?) in a previous chocolate chip cookie recipe of yours. Am I right? These look awesome!

    • RecipeGirl replied: — March 23rd, 2009 @ 5:03 AM

      Alexandra- yes, that’s correct! My other ‘secret recipe’ chocolate chip cookies have lemon juice in them :)

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    Amanda — March 23, 2009 @ 3:04 AM

    They look fabulous!!

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    VeggieGirl — March 23, 2009 @ 3:30 AM

    OOOH, scrumptious!! I could make these with agave nectar instead of honey :-D

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    Paula — March 23, 2009 @ 5:21 AM

    Those cookies look terrific!

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    Janna from Honeyed H — March 23, 2009 @ 5:53 AM

    These look like something my husband would love. YUM!

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    Laurie — March 23, 2009 @ 7:23 AM

    very yummy looking for breakfast!

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    dawn — March 23, 2009 @ 7:27 AM

    there can never be enough pb & c cookies in bloggerland. yours look amazing. I am such a huge lover of pb & c, so I have to give these a go!

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    Mark Boxshus — March 23, 2009 @ 9:01 AM

    Peanut butter and chocolate together = the perfect marriage. I’ve been on a cookie mission lately, so I’ll definitely have to give these a try. Have you tried Dorie Greenspan’s “Chocolate Chipsters”? Those are mighty fine also.

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    Kristen — March 23, 2009 @ 8:06 AM

    Yum – and what a great photo!!

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    Irene — March 23, 2009 @ 10:32 AM

    YUM!!! I love the subtle sweetness honey always brings to baked goods! These look perfect.

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    The Duo Dishes — March 23, 2009 @ 1:20 PM

    Oh goodness, how could one NOT be excited to get their hands on those!

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    Judy — March 23, 2009 @ 3:47 PM

    I want cookies so badly right now and these are almost healthy right??? I will try these myself this week!

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    Bunny — March 23, 2009 @ 5:01 PM

    These look great, nice and big and delicious!

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    Jenni — March 25, 2009 @ 2:13 PM

    These sound great:) I would bet that, even though they start out crisp, they end up soft because of the honey. I’d enjoy half fresh and crispy and the other half the next day, all soft and chewy!

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    kellypea — March 25, 2009 @ 3:17 PM

    There can never be too many recipes for chocolate chip cookies as far as I’m concerned. And this recipe sounds so yummy. Cute photo of your boy with his hands full!

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    Hannah — March 25, 2009 @ 3:57 PM

    Ah, those pictures are so tempting…! I find that the best cookies are made with some sort of syrup, because that usually keeps them chewier (without adding egg, in my case).