Classic Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies – With Whole Wheat Flour

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Classic Whole Wheat Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall in love with the most popular cookies, Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are not only delicious, but are a healthy dessert option too, as they are prepared with whole wheat flour and jaggery powder.

 

 

Presenting my eighth recipe under “My Julie & Julia Project” for this year. For those who don’t know, I have started this project under which I will be posting 100 recipes from my kitchen by the end of the year 2019. This is the Recipe #8. Here is the link to “My Julie & Julia Project” post:

Julie & Julia – Starting my journey

I have tried baking chocolate chip cookies many a times, but struggled with the ingredient proportions or the baking time for getting that perfect texture. Not too hard, not too soft. Melt in mouth, but still perfectly baked. The outer layer should be crisp, but not as crispy like we feel with the store brought ones. So many requirements for that one perfect cookie. LOL!!

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Myra has been behind me these days to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies, since I had promised her after we convinced her to avoid the cookies and biscuits aisle in the supermarket. I was not getting the time and this lingered on for few days. She has been reminding me to bake these from last two days, and today seemed to be the perfect day for the lovely bake.

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I wanted to bake with white flour first, as I thought whole wheat might not give justice to the taste since I wanted the cookies to be as good as the store bought ones. But to my utter amazement, the cookies were baked to perfection. The texture, the flavor, everything in these cookies is to die for. I am glad that using whole wheat flour didn’t quite ruin the flavor, rather it enhanced it, along with giving it the kick of nutrition.

My home is a refined-sugar-free home now. At least we make sure not to buy the refined white sugar now. It’s been months that we have bought it. The health hazards of refined sugar is not a lesser known fact. Even the kids are aware of the harm that this can do to our bodies, no wonder refined sugar is called “Slow Poison”. I make sure to do all the bakes with healthy alternatives, especially Jaggery Powder.

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I have used chocolate chips generously in this recipe. As apparent from my previous recipe posts, I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s products. And this particular recipe too uses Chocolate Chips (Trader Joe’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips) from the same store. These lend a beautiful flavor to the cookies. Each bite into the cookie seems to be a perfection powerhouse.

Trader Joe's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Trader Joe’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

How to make Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Mix the butter and the jaggery powder till the jaggery is completely blended with butter. Add in the egg to this mixture and then add vanilla essence and mix. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  • For the dry ingredients, mix in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture. Finally add the chocolate chips and give it a good mix with hand. It is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven at 375 degree F. Take around 2-3 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten the dough ball and place on the baking tray. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready!

I was able to make 15 medium sized cookies with the prepared dough. Since I don’t use any mixer while making the dough, I prefer to create the dough using hands. While mixing the ingredients with hands, the dough can become a little gooey, since mixing by hands can loosen up the dough because of body heat. So, I prefer to put the dough in fridge for sometime, may be around 10-20 mins. This really helps in getting the dough back in shape. Using a whisk or spatula is an option, but the butter chunks while creating cookie dough should not be too soft.

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The cookies were baked at 375 degree F for exactly 10 minutes. And these seemed little soft to touch while taking out from oven. But it is one thing to keep in mind that while taking out from oven, cookie should be a little soft from top. The cookies get their perfect texture and consistency once they are given standing time of at-least 5-10 minutes before storing them.

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The chocolate chips seen on top of the cookies were a little gooey and were melting on touching them. For this, I had stored the cookies in the fridge for sometime, and then this problem was resolved, though having melt in mouth chocolatey cookies is an experience in itself, the kids definitely love licking the chocolatey fingers. LOL!!

Let’s get straight to the recipe now. Indulge in the best and most amazing chocolate chip cookies. Happy baking!!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies With Whole Wheat Flour Recipe

  • Servings: 15
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

  • Butter (unsalted) – 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery powder – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1/3 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet) – 1 cup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the butter and the jaggery powder till the jaggery powder is completely blended with the butter. I prefer to mix by hand since I don’t use mixer. Whisk or spatula is not helpful in this case, since the butter is not in a completely melted state.
  3. Add in the egg to this mixture and stir till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  4. Now add vanilla essence to the above mixture. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  5. For the dry ingredients, mix in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture.
  6. Finally add the chocolate chips and give it a good mix with hand. The dough will be a little loose at this stage, so it is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for around 5-10 minutes.
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take around 2-3 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten the dough ball and place on the baking tray. I was able to make 15 cookies with the prepared dough.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.
  10. The classic chocolate chip cookies are now ready to be served warm or these can be stored in an air-tight container!! I refrigerated the cookies for around 15-20 minutes to stiffen up the gooey chocolate chips before storing them.

Method (Step-by-step with pictures)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Meanwhile, mix the butter and the jaggery powder till the jaggery powder is completely blended with the butter. I prefer to mix by hand since I don’t use mixer. Whisk or spatula is not helpful in this case, since the butter is not in a completely melted state.
  • Add in the egg to this mixture and stir till all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  • Now add vanilla essence to the above mixture. The wet ingredients mixture is now ready.
  • For the dry ingredients, mix in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture.
  • Finally add the chocolate chips and give it a good mix with hand. The dough will be a little loose at this stage, so it is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for around 5-10 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take around 2-3 tbsp of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten the dough ball and place on the baking tray. I was able to make 15 cookies with the prepared dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes. I refrigerated the cookies for around 15-20 minutes to stiffen up the gooey chocolate chips before storing them.

The classic chocolate chip cookies are now ready to be served warm or these can be stored in an air-tight container!!

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    1. Yes. You can try replacing the egg in the recipe with one mashed banana!! You can also use flaxseed gel or chia seed gel (1 tbsp flaxseed/chiaseed + 3 tbsp water).. Good luck 😊👍

    2. Hello kanwal…I tried to bake cookies many times but always failed..today I decided to try ur recipe n all win win…thanks for sharing this recipe..I will also try other recipes of urs..very well put off..bye take care n luv for myra

  1. Kanwaldeep,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and following.
    These cookies look really good. My husband loves chocolate chip cookies so I make them all of the time. I like the idea of using “jaggery” or what I have is from Mexico called “piloncillo” because of the shape. I think they are similar.
    I haven’t found the easiest way to grind it though. I’ve grated the cones, and chopped them (takes some work!). Any suggestions?

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog!! I generally use what is called “Shakkar” which is unrefined cane sugar in powdered form that I get in Indian store here in California, or I use jaggery powder, that too I get ready made from the Indian store. These are kind of dried up and I find them useful, especially for baking cookies!! Grating jaggery blocks leads to pretty moist powder, so I avoid that. It’s best if you can use some powdered unrefined cane sugar. Do let me know how it goes!! 😊

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