Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you make cookies with whole wheat flour, does that make them healthy?

The most popular cookie is the chocolate chip cookie. Just guessing. While I am not afraid of white flour, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate more whole grains in our diet.

I would never say that these cookies are healthy.

They have sugar. They have butter.

They have chocolate chips.

They have carbs.

They are not gluten free, vegan, paleo or anything else.

They look like normal chocolate chip cookies but for the fact that they are whole grain.

They are made with whole wheat flour. Not all whole wheat flours are created equally. We’ve experimented often with whole wheat flour and some provide a very dense texture. Those work fine for heavy fruit breads, oat-heavy breads. Those do not fair well in things like pancakes or cookies.

Recently we started using King Arthur Flour’s White Whole Wheat Flour. That flour is a game changer, hence these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.

The based of the recipe comes from the bag. The recipe that is on every bag of chocolate chips.

But I like using more white sugar than brown sugar.

And these have whole wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Yield: 4-5 dozen, depending on size
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, plus a little extra


  1. Prep baking sheets either with parchment paper or silicone baking liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs, continue mixing. Add flours, baking soda and salt. Continue mixing. If using a stand mixer, remove bowl. Add chocolate chips by hand. Using a cookie scoop, or large spoon, drop rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on desired done-ness). Remove to cool. After 2-3 minutes, remove from baking sheet to wire racks to completely cool.

Don’t eat all the chocolate chips.


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