This is my recipe for perfect chocolate chip cookies, with all the fiber and nutrients of 100% whole wheat flour.
Ingredients for the Perfect Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie:
- 2 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour (aka white whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon if salted butter is used
- 2 teaspoons if unsalted butter is used
- 1 cup butter
- ⅝ cup white sugar (i.e., ⅛ cup shy of ¾ cup)
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup chopped nuts
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Melt the butter completely on low heat, stirring regularly. While that melts, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Once melted, add in the butter and mix it well.
Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Mix in the flour mixture and stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Chill for at least an hour to allow the flour to develop and the butter to re-harden. This will help to prevent the dough from spreading too much when baking.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Parchment paper or a silicone mat will ensure even heating.
Bake in preheated 350 °F (175 °C) oven for 7 to 9 minutes until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes and then remove to cool completely.