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Cooling rack with whole wheat cookies on it with one broken up on the side.
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy and quick to make, these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat for the whole family. Ready to enjoy in 20 minutes and made with simple ingredients, these cookies are wonderfully chewy and crunchy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 24 2-3" cookies
Calories: 77kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Prep: preheat the oven to 350°. Grease or line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  • Whisk Flour: in a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    Bowl of flour, salt and baking soda mixed together.
  • Mix: in a large bowl with a handheld blender or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until combined.
    bowl full of butter and sugars mixed together.
  • Add Ingredients: add in the egg and vanilla extract.
    Bowl with creamed butter and sugar and with an egg and vanilla extract.
  • Cream: starting on low and increasing your speed to high, cream together the ingredients until soft and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
    Creamed butter and sugar.
  • Add Ingredients: add in the flour mixture and gently blend together on low.
    Creamed wet ingredients with flour ready to mix together.
  • Add Chocolate Chips: Add in the chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula by hand.
    Bowl full of cookie dough with chocolate chips in it.
  • Spoon onto Baking Sheet: using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, leaving several inches between the dough.
  • Bake: place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes and until just golden brown. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and let the cookies continue to cook for 2-5 more minutes. If your cookies are too fluffy, simply take the hot baking sheet and drop it onto your stovetop or counter from 5-6 inches high. Do this 2-3 times and you will see your cookies flatten.
  • Eat: Let cool and serve.
    Wire cooling rack with whole wheat cookies.

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Notes

Age: 1 year and up
Storage: you can store these in an air-tight container on the counter for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the cookie dough balls in the freezer for up to 2 months. I recommend that you roll or scoop the dough before you freeze it so you can easily pop out the number of cookies you want to bake and then place on a baking sheet before baking as directed above. 
Note on Flour: I used whole wheat pastry flour for these cookies as the taste and texture is very similar to all-purpose flour. You can also use traditional whole wheat flour but your cookies will be thicker with a deeper taste. You can also use all-purpose flour, white wheat flour or a one-for-one gluten-free flour. 
Note on Chocolate Chips: I usually use a mixture of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips, but you can use whichever type you prefer - there are no wrong answers here! Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white, dark chocolate, etc. 
Dish-Saving Tip: you can definitely skip the step on whisking the flours in a separate bowl. I usually add in the flour after step 5 and then sprinkle the baking soda and salt (not just dump them into a pile) over the top of the flour before mixing. 

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg