whole wheat peanut butter cookies // cait's plate

I distinctly recall the day I started baking.

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I was pulling out my peanut butter jar for my daily apple + peanut butter snack and realized that there was a recipe on the back for peanut butter cookies…one that seemed relatively simple.

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Having grown up watching my mother bake – I felt pretty capable of achieving the results on the back of that jar.

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And thus began my foray into baking.

So for today, I decided to tackle an old favorite.

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Only this time I didn’t use the recipe on the back of my jar of JIF.

This time I came up with my own. ┬áMy how I’ve grown :)

Jumbo Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies:


  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp. plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth
  3. Combine last 3 ingredients in a small bowl
  4. Add flour mixture to large bowl, stirring until just combined
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop even balls of dough onto an un-greased, non-stick cookie sheet about 2 inches apart (I’d recommend no more than 6 scoops per sheet).
  6. Cook 10-12 minutes until lightly browned
  7. Allow to cool 5 minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire rack
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  • http://lifesabowl.com Life’s a Bowl

    My momma’s favorite cookies are PB :) and she definitely passed that liking onto me… These look great!!!

    • Cait

      Thanks! They definitely were great – I highly recommend them :)

  • http://www.everydayoats.com kris

    i think pb cookies often times don’t get enough love..especially the whole wheat ones. these look deeelicious! like i could really go for one right now. :p

    • Cait

      I totally agree :) They’re so simple and so delicious!

  • http://macncheesenpeas.blogspot.com Amy @Macncheesenpeas

    Yummm! You have gone on a little baking binge lately, huh? I like it!

    • Cait

      Haha oh I’m always baking…I just don’t always blog about it :)

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    Oh how I wish I could bake!! These look awesome!

  • http://letscookandbefriends.blogspot.com/ Margarita

    My, you’re on a baking frenzy these days, aren’t you? I need to bake up some PB cookies soon… I’ve never actually made them before. These look good and thanks for the recipe share.

    • Cait

      Of course!

  • http://www.fruitacious.wordpress.com Liz

    omg. peanut butter cookies are the best. :)
    i used to eat them all the time when i was younger!

  • http://crunchylittlebites.com Jasper {crunchylittlebites}

    I wish my mom had been involved with my love for baking. My step-mom was/is, though! It was not without our many EPIC fails…anyone ever heard of checkerboard spongecake gone wrong?! yah…you’re askin’ for dry if you’ve got more eggs than butter :)

  • http://darkjade68.wordpress.com/ James

    Wow… Peanut Butter Cookies are one of My All Time Favorites


  • http://jranolajoyce.wordpress.com/ Joyce @ Jranola Joyce

    Looks so amazing! ahhhhg! had pb this morning. with dark chocolate covered acai blueberries. and yogurt and honey.
    i would eat NOW! :)

    • Cait

      Yum! That breakfast sounds pretty delicious! I could go for eating that right now! ;)

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    SHUT UP! I honestly have no intelligent things to say about these cookies besides I wish I had some right now to face plant into. Seriously delicious looking!!

    • Cait

      Hahahahaha – I love it!

  • http://www.whippedbaking.com Kristina

    Oo peanut butter cookies are my favorite! These look sooo good! I love just simple pb cookies, and love even more that these are whole wheat anddd JUMBO! Yum!

    • Cait

      Can’t beat a jumbo cookie! ;)

  • Elizabeth

    I made the Peanut Butter cookies! AND they were delicious. They were huge but still moist. I ended up burning the bottom a little but they still tasted yummy! Just thought I would let you know. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Cait

      Oh thank you so much for letting me know!! I love to hear when people try my recipes :) Glad you enjoyed them!!

  • http://cheffingit.wordpress.com Sarah

    Mmmm! Greek yogurt in cookies? What a great idea. These look fabulous!

    • Cait

      Yup! It allows you to cut down on the butter :)

  • http://amysasso.blogspot.com amy

    Hey these were fantastic! I just made them, added chocolate chips because I just couldn’t help myself :)

    thanks for the recipe!

    • Cait

      Oh so glad you enjoyed them! Adding chocolate chips is a great idea!!

  • http://homecookingwithsonya.blogspot.nl/ Sonya

    I am sending a HUGE hug to you all the way from The Netherlands :) We’re an American family living over here and I spend my time recreating the meals and desserts that we loved back home in our new home..peanut butter cookies have always been a favorite of ours but seriously..these are over the top fantastic! love the use of whole wheat flour and man are they perfectly big and thick! We can’t get enough of them and they pair so well as an ice cream sandwich cookie!

    So thank you for one seriously fantastic cookie recipe that has been made over and over again since I first spotted it a few months back :)

    • Cait

      Oh that makes me so happy!! Thanks so much for letting me know :) I’m so happy you guys are enjoying them!!