Whole Wheat Orange Peanut Butter Cookies

Ellen Bales


This delightful cookie recipe and picture come from an old magazine clipping. The touch of orange rind gives them a unique flavor.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 3 dozen
1 Hr 20 Min
10 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    unsifted whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    chunky peanut butter
  • 2/3 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 2 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Whole Wheat Orange Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed, beat together the butter and peanut butter until well blended. Add the sugars and beat until well blended. Beat in the egg, orange rind and vanilla; then add the flour mixture and beat well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten them with a lightly sugared fork, making a crisscross pattern
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. If desired, score with a skewer after 5 minutes of baking. Cool on a wire rack.

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About Whole Wheat Orange Peanut Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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