Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies With Wheat Germ

These peanut butter cookies are loaded with peanut butter flavor, and the wheat germ adds a bit of crunch.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Honey and Wheat Germ

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies With Wheat Germ
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Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies With Wheat Germ
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
  • 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose four
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, stir together first 6 ingredients. Combine dry ingredients and add to peanut butter mixture. Shape into 1 inch balls and drop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Press down with a moist fork to make criss-crosses, then bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.

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  1. says

    I am making these right now. I substituted creamy peanut butter because I don’t like nuts in my cookies, and I added what I thought were peanut butter chips, but were really butterscotch chips because apparently I have forgotten how to read. Hopefully they will be good anyway!

  2. says

    I made these last night and brought them to the hospital with me today (I’m on call!). I think these are great and love the addition of wheat germ. All the residents, all guys today, have really liked them! Definitely will make again.

  3. says

    Hi Claire,

    I haven’t made these in a while, but I do remember them as being very good. Glad the residents liked them….and you too!

  4. Risa says


    Um what if I don’t have wheat germ or it’s not readily available?? can i still make them without it? or what’s a good substitute for it (if there is one)thanks!!


  5. says

    Hello Risa!

    Wheat germ is a pretty important ingredient in this particular recipe. If you can’t find wheat germ, it’s probably best to consider a different peanut butter cookie recipe.

  6. Lee says

    Wish all recipes say how many they make the wheat germ peanut butter cookie does not, i know it all depends on the size but would likean idea , as i would like to take some to seniors, thanks

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