healthier whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think everyone needs a go-to favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. After years of cookie making, these are my favorite. They are chewy and yet crisp and loaded with chocolate. Please note: these are NOT low in sugar. They are a treat with approximately 10 grams (or 2.5 tsp) of sugar per cookie. However, using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour makes them a little less of a guilty pleasure. Recipe loosely adapted from Cooks Illustrated.

Recipe makes approximately 40 cookies.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (ww pastry flour is also okay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, I prefer 70%

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Melt butter in microwave, allow it to cool slightly
  3. Add melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until well blended (about a minute)
  4. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy (about a minute)
  5. Add whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until just incorporated
  6. Fold chocolate chips into batter
  7. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, place batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of hand
  8. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10 - 12 minutes. The cookies should be light golden brown and set while still be soft in the middle
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Scooped and almost ready to bake!
Scooped and almost ready to bake!

These cookies taste best when eaten within 24 hours of baking. Scooped cookies can be frozen on a parchment lined cookie sheet and then stored, frozen, until ready to bake. Thaw frozen cookie dough balls a few minutes to make flattening process a little easier and add ~2 minutes to baking time.

100% whole wheat chocolate chip cookies that are both crispy and chewy.
100% whole wheat chocolate chip cookies that are both crispy and chewy.

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  1. I just baked these from frozen and they were great!

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