Thursday, June 3, 2010

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Almost Health Food)


Finally, chocolate chip cookies that are GOOD for you!  Well, if you overlook the two cups of sugar and two sticks of butter. But all whole wheat flour! Hello, whole grains!

I saw these on Tracey's Culinary Adventures (and Tracey found them in Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours) and knew I had to make them. Like Tracey, I used all white whole wheat flour, but you can use regular whole wheat. The wheat gives them a crunchy texture and nutty flavor. The recipe called for chopped bittersweet chocolate, and I used half 60% and half 70% feves, which I chopped roughly. This gave me the luscious sheets of chocolate that we like so much from the Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookies (commonly referred to as the New York Times cookies). I've made the NYT cookies before (see the tasting here). Like Tracey, I made the dough, scooped it out and refrigerated it for eight hours before baking. I pulled them out when the edges were set and the centers still soft, about 16 minutes. Warm from the oven, they're perfection. I have a bunch that I scooped out and tucked away in the freezer so we can bake off a couple after dinner when the feeling strikes.

Thanks, Tracey, for bringing this recipe to our attention! These were so yummy they're now a favorite here. I ate three for dinner the night I made them. Yup, they're that good. Tracey has the recipe for you here, along with some great photos. Make them soon!

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9 comments:

AppleC said...

Any chocolate chip cookies works for me. But it really decreases the guild when the cookie is made with healthy ingredients.

Looks so GOOD!

Kayte said...

Am certain these would be a hit around here, and I marked them to try, so now maybe this is the day...almost healthful and all!

Tracey said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation Leslie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the cookies :) I ate almost the entire batch by myself and found I enjoyed each cookie more than the last. So yep, definitely a repeat here. Yours look perfect - love the sheets of chocolate!

Mags said...

Be still my heart! You know how I love my whole grains and yes, I'll try to overlook the butter and the sugar...LOL

Gabe's Girl said...

Hope you have a great vacation! Love these cookies and your blog!

jillbert said...

They look great, and hey, the whole wheat adds some fiber, so they're healthy!

Hope you're having a fabulous vacation and you tell us about it when you're back!

Katrina said...

Ooh, have fun on a long vacation!
I've made very similar whole wheat ccc's before and they are really good. Some would think they couldn't be with ww flour, but they really are! Love the chopped bittersweet feves!

Peggy said...

For our CEiMB group, Joanne of Applecrumbles and I are suggesting we keep cooking until we hear back from Sara. We are planning to do Shortcut Collard Greens on page 256 of TFYC for this Thursday. Please pass the word to any of the members of the group that you can. Thanks!!!

aforaubergine.com said...

i'm going to try making these this week! can't wait!