Sharing cookies is the best, and I can’t pick whether it’s better to bake the cookies yourself or to receive them from others. Either way, deliciousness is involved (because who doesn’t eat at least one cookie when they are baking for others?)

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies were made for the annual Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen. I sent out 1 dozen of these honey chocolate chunk cookies to two different food bloggers (Food Mamma and Noms for the Poor) and I’m so happy I learned about them through this process.

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I participated last year too, and baked some chocolate gingerbread cookies. Essentially my goal in life is to make as many cookie recipes as I can, and stuff chocolate chips in them.

Totally makes sense.

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Have you guys started Christmas baking yet? This past Sunday my bestie and I made some Nanaimo bars, but other than that I am seriously slacking on my holiday baking list.

I blame exams…or laziness…but mostly exams.

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

But I promise there will be a ton of awesome treats heading your way when exams are finished. Call this the month of sugar.

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Enjoy, lovers! xx

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies


  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, honey, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add to the wet mixture and stir until combined. Gently fold in the dark chocolate chunks. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 15-20 minutes, or until chilled. Do not skip this step!
  4. Drop cookies onto a cookie sheet in heaping tablespoonfuls and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes to firm up before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from A Pastry Affair

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35 Responses to Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. These cookies look amazing! Honey is literally one of my favorite things – I use it all the time. I can imagine it makes these cookies taste wonderful and I love that you use whole wheat flour.

  2. Gorgeous and unique cookies! What a great #fbcookieswap present to get in the mail!!

  3. Meg says:

    These sound so good! Though I adore all types of cookies (who doesn’t, really?), there’s something so wonderful and comforting about a classic chocolate chip. Love the addition of honey!

  4. sandra says:

    I’ve been cookie baking and then some – these look so good. I have yet to break out my silpat – seeing your photo reminds me I should use them before the season is over.

    • katrina says:

      haha love it! And yes! Definitely break out the Silpat….I don’t necessarily prefer it to parchment paper, but I think it’s pretty in photos!

  5. Ashley says:

    I love that there is honey in these cookies – I’ve never tried that before! And some whole wheat flour! Good luck with your exams!

  6. Joanne says:

    I’m definitely in love with the fact that these have honey! And chocolate chips. Because that is kind of my goal too.

  7. I ever think to use honey in my baked goods, but these cookies sure sound fantastic!

  8. These cookies are so beautiful. My baked goods just never turn out as pretty! I have not started my holiday baking yet, but I’m hosting a party on the 23rd, so I have to get my act together soon. Perhaps these cookies will make an appearance. Thanks for sharing!

  9. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie to hit the spot and adding honey sounds like a great way to get them nice and chewy.

  10. Brianne says:

    I love the idea of honey and whole wheat flour in these cookies! I won’t be Christmas baking until (If I ever!) finish grading a gajillion undergraduate final lab reports….boo. But then there will be all the cookies!

  11. Katrina,
    These cookies are the most delicious things I’ve seen lately!! Love the honey idea. Great post, my friend!d

  12. honey and chocolate – delicious! I am not good at baking cookies but my first experience with cookie swap was so much fun.

  13. Those look fantastic, let me give you my address….

  14. More cookies, please! I love the touch of honey in them 🙂

  15. Katie says:

    Just made them today for a holiday party tonight, but I added orange zest – pretty darn good!

  16. These look soo good! All your cookies look straight out of a bakery!

  17. Cindy says:

    These look awesome! I am always adding chocolate chips to cookies…you can never have too many variations on the classic chocolate chip!

  18. Georgia says:

    Oh, I can’t wait to try these cookies! Love that there is honey in them.

  19. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love whole wheat flour in a cookie recipe; it adds a wonderful texture. I just bought a really good honey, so I guess it’s meant to be 🙂

  20. JulieD says:

    I love the idea of adding honey to cookies!! ooh! 🙂 So so glad you joined in on the cookie swap!! <3 <3

  21. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh yum, what a perfect touch the honey is! I love this recipe 🙂

  22. Heather says:

    Wow these sound incredible and a perfect cookie swap cookie- you have been a baking and cooking maniac these past few months!

  23. I love to give cookies but I don’t think anyone has ever given to me! That’s ok…I take joy in baking them and seeing the expressions on their faces when they see what I’ve made. 🙂
    I love the addition of honey here. Definitely want to try!

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  27. Bobbi says:

    I have made these a few times now but I was wondering if anyone had ever added nuts or cinnamon? I am trying pecans and cinnamon and will let you know how it goes.

    • katrina says:

      Hi Bobbi! I haven’t added cinnamon to the dough but that sounds like a wonderful addition. I have tried pecans (I added 1/2 cup roasted pecans and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate in place of the 6oz. of chocolate) and it’s really nice! Please let me know how you like your adaptation! xx

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