Friday, March 25, 2011

My God! Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies....

So if you are like me (and at least some of you must be), you must have "ughed" at the thought of anything whole wheat. I was particularly against whole wheat desserts as they tend to be less springy, have a pronounced crumb to baked goods, or keep a lightness in flavor (letting your desserts actual flavor through).

Well I started on wheat with bread. It was a fighting match struggle between me and my sister. She being health-conscious and I being taste conscious. She won out, in more ways than one. She eventually got her sis to love wheat bread and hate white! After this I actually began to actually expand and try new things, such as desserts, in wheat. So far most of it was not as good as white flour based desserts. But the subject of this post spikes the pie chart :)

I found a recipe that was adapted from "Good to the Grain" by Kim Boyce, by another blogger that I unfortunately did write down the name for.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3 c whole wheat

  • 1 1/2 ts baking powder

  • 1tsp baking soda

  • 1 1/2 ts kosher salt

  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/2" cubes

  • 1 c lightly packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 c white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1tsp vanilla

  • 8oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped or chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.

  3. In a stand mixer beat butter and sugars for 2 min low speed, until blended. Add eggs, continue mixing.

  4. Add vanilla. Then the flour mix, run mixer until barely combined, 30 sec.

  5. Add chocolate, mix until just incorporated.

  6. Cookie dough size is 3 Tb each, leaving 3" apart. Bake for 16-20 min.


I chilled my dough before baking for thicker cookies and better flavor.

*I also halved the white sugar and added a bit stevia. Now I don't remember the exact amount as I was experimenting with it art the time, maybe 1/2 - 1 TS?

*I sprinkled some instant coffee (Nescafe Gourmet Blend is my favorite when I can afford to buy it) in the dry ingredients.

*I added some grated coconut. Again no measurements on this, I just sprinkled some in. And boy did it taste good. :)

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