Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Cookies


I am having a love affair with chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies and I make a good pair. We get along. They make me happy. They satisfy my cravings. And they pack some extra insulation into my hips and butt to keep me warm during winter.


Anyway. I like love chocolate chip cookies so much that I’m always on the lookout for new variations to make. Because I bake them all the time. And if I stuck to the same recipe over and over again then I’d have nothing to blog about.

And that would be no fun.


These cookies are really good. Really really good. They rank pretty highly up these on my list of awesome chocolate chip cookie recipes. And don’t be scared off by the wholegrain flour. It’s pretty widely available, but if you don’t want to use it, just substitute it for plain flour. Or try one of my other favourite chocolate chip cookie recipes here, here, or here.


However, the use of wholegrain (or whole wheat) flour in these cookies makes them, well, healthier. Than most other recipes, at least.


The wholegrain flour also adds a bite, extra chewiness, and results in a more wholesome, slightly denser texture. In a good way.

Its like there’s more packed into each bite of cookie.

And that can’t be a bad thing.


WHOLEGRAIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Recipe adapted from Hungry Girl Por Vida.

220g cold unsalted butter, cubed (1 cup)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups wholegrain flour
1 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a few trays with baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars together until just combined. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.

On a low speed, mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the chocolate chips and mix until well distributed.

Scoop tablespoons of dough onto lined baking trays. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool on the trays. Makes about 32 cookies.

10 Thoughts on “Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. The whole wheat flour just makes them so good, right?! Plus, you can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes in your life!

  2. Oh yum! And the whole grain flour definitely means they are healthier. ;oD This will be my new CC recipe for Christmas. (I’m a pre-diabetic who controls with diet, but everyone gets to cheat a little now and then.) Can’t wait to try these.

  3. Yummy!!!! Simply sinfully delicious !!… Great!!!

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  7. Nellie on May 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm said:

    Hi Natasha,

    I wanted to ask if you had any recipe or can suggest how to make wholewheat chocolate chip oat cookies? I have followed a few of your recipes, i have something coming up and want to make an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie but with wholewheat flour instead of all purpose. Could you suggest if i should add/omit anything to any of your existing recipes because when i follow your recipes nothing comes up wrong. you have the neiman marcus oatmeal choco chip cookie, do you think thats a good one to replace flour for or will it turn out wrong?

    Thank you!

    • I would use the neiman marcus cookie Nellie, and replace 1/3 of the plain flour with wholemeal flour. Or just make these cookies and throw in a handful of oats.
      Enjoy! :-)

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