These cookies are wonderful, and good for you too! I prefer to use real butter but margarine can be substituted. Wheat germ can also be substituted for the wheat bran. My two year old loves these and I feel less guilty letting him eat them.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in the honey, egg and vanilla. Combine the whole wheat flour, dry milk powder, wheat bran and baking soda; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 54 mg sodium. 6.3 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
These were so good! I did make a few changes though: I omitted the milk powder added a cup of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce. I used wheat germ instead of wheat bran. And I used egg replacer instead of an egg. They are excellent quite soft and just the right amount of sweet. Actually the next time I make them I think I'll leave out the brown sugar because I think they would be sweet enough without it. I would love to try them with some dried cherries and golden raisins too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2009
This is a good place to start but definitely needs some tweaking. I made them by the recipe and the bran is a bit overwhelming and the milk powder is too strong. If I make them again I'll decrease the bran to 1/4 cup and increase the ww flour to 1 1/4 cup. May cut back on the milk powder as well. Think it needs a little more Peanut Butter and maybe some spice like cinnamon or nutmeg. I may add a little brown sugar as some of the other reviewers suggested. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
These were so good! I did make a few changes though: I omitted the milk powder added a cup of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce. I used wheat germ instead of wheat bran. And I used egg replacer instead of an egg. They are excellent quite soft and just the right amount of sweet. Actually the next time I make them I think I'll leave out the brown sugar because I think they would be sweet enough without it. I would love to try them with some dried cherries and golden raisins too! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
These were so good! I did make a few changes though: I omitted the milk powder added a cup of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup applesauce. I used wheat germ instead of wheat bran. And I used egg replacer instead of an egg. They are excellent quite soft and just the right amount of sweet. Actually the next time I make them I think I'll leave out the brown sugar because I think they would be sweet enough without it. I would love to try them with some dried cherries and golden raisins too! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
My son loves these. I let him eat these for breakfast. My dad loves these. (He's diabetic). My friend who loves peanut butter loves these and asked for the recipe right away! I did add 1/2 c. oatmeal for the consistency and 1 banana for the yum factor. You cannot tell they're sugar free. You can't even really tell they're health-nut cookies b/c of the strong peanut butter taste/smell. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
I can't eat just one! I subbed unsweetened applesauce for half of the butter used chunky PB and threw in a couple dashes of ground ginger. Outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2003
Thanks so much for this recipe. I'm always looking for healthy cookie recipes for my 16 month old son. I added one very ripe banana and 1/4 to 1/2 cup oatmeal. I also substituted wheat germ for the bran. Very yummy. I made them for my boy but I ended up eating them too!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2008
I've made these twice. Once with the milk powder and once without. These are definitely tastier when the milk powder is used. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2004
I think these are a very good not-too-sweet cookie. I am trying new recipes to give to my toddler instead of the processed foods and this was a favorite. I did make half a batch as directed and then added 1/2 cup of brown sugar and that made an incredible difference. Yum. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2005
I loved these cookies! Per other suggestions I used applesauce instead of butter but won't do that again since the batter was too runny & the cookies were too soft. I'll probably use 1/4 cup applesauce & 1/4 cup butter instead or just all butter. I used wheat germ instead of wheat bran & added 1 banana to the batter & THAT made all the difference! I got a sweet soft cookie with plenty of whole grains in it & because of natural sweetness of the banana. Next time I might try adding a few mini choc chips. Thanks so much! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Like another user suggestion I added oatmeal and substituted wheat germ for the wheat bran. I also substituted two bananas for the butter. These were good but frankly I think they could do with a little brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
I really liked these mainly for the fact that it's so good for you. I did add 1/2 oatmeal and a bananna and used the wheat germ instead. Next time I'm gonna add just a little sugar if I want them more sweet but I think you could eat these for breakfast really. Great recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2009
This is a good place to start but definitely needs some tweaking. I made them by the recipe and the bran is a bit overwhelming and the milk powder is too strong. If I make them again I'll decrease the bran to 1/4 cup and increase the ww flour to 1 1/4 cup. May cut back on the milk powder as well. Think it needs a little more Peanut Butter and maybe some spice like cinnamon or nutmeg. I may add a little brown sugar as some of the other reviewers suggested. Read More
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