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100% Whole Wheat Cookies

Today I am posting my Gratituesday and my kitchen tip in one post., because I am thankful for this great recipe.

I have been struggling with making my desserts healthier. When we want dessert, we want dessert, not a healthy, not very good dessert. But I know that I need to make at least some of our desserts healthier.

I have been trying to add whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour to most of my muffins, pancakes, and quick breads. But I have had trouble with putting whole wheat in cookies. I can get by with adding a little whole wheat, but if I add a lot, I get complaints. But I am determined not to give up. I keep experimenting with recipes to see what I can come up with. I want to find some healthy cookies my family will enjoy.

This recipe is one the I have made and my whole family loved it, and it is 100% whole wheat. It is not exactly healthy because it still has a lot of sugar, butter, and chocolate in it, but it is at least better because of the whole wheat. I made these and did not tell anyone that they were whole wheat, no one noticed. They ate these up in no time.

I doubt I will give up making regular cookies anytime soon. My goal is to make at least 50% of our desserts healthier by using whole wheat. So, I am so thankful that I have found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is somewhat healthy and we all like. I am so glad that I am finding some cookies and desserts that work because it is motivating me to keep trying whole wheat in my recipes.

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  1. I’ve found whole wheat flour to work really well with oatmeal cookies =)

  2. The Things We Do says

    Thank you for this recipe! I found you through Heavenly Homemaker. I have a cooking blog as well as our family is trying to find healthier recipes. I too have looked for a good whole wheat cookie and it’s been hard to find! Thank you for sharing!
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  3. I’ve been trying to do healthier too. Those cookies sound scrumptious, too! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Catherine R. says

    I have used Bob’s Redmill WW flour (not even the pastry kind) in choc chip cookies several times now and everyone at my husband’s work can’t stop asking for them. Maybe Bob’s Redmill is really good.

  5. The Happy Housewife says

    I will have to try this. I have had success with peanut butter cookies but I haven’t tried chocolate chip! Yum!

  6. Organized Nutrition says

    Those look like great cookies! I usually use the KING AURTHERS WHITE WHOLE WHEAT for almost all my cooking including cookies, muffines and pancakes… no one complains! Isn’t it great when you can give a little health to a not so healthy item!
    FYI: PST… he got the job!

  7. Yum sounds good. I’ll have to try those. Costco (and Maybe SAms club), sells a bag of raw sugar for either 7 or 10 dollars. I think it’s 7lbs. for $10, or the reverse. Anyways, you could substitute that sugar for thew white sugar. And apparently you can substitute fround flax seed I think for the eggs. Try substituting some applesauce for some of the butter.

    I think as long as we are trying to adjust things then a bit of the “chocolate” or other things can be okay. We don’t do desserts or cookies often, so I don’t feel too bad.

  8. Lynn,
    I saw the name cowetta, is that in oklahoma? We currently live in the panhandle and are moving to north tulsa.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. Would you like to comment and have a chance to win the cookbook in my previous entry?

  9. I’ve been so excited to be able to make whole wheat cookies too! Like you said, when you don’t tell anyone, they usually can’t tell that they are whole wheat!!

  10. Hopefulone says

    I’m new to your blog and already a fan:) These cookies look so yummy! Can’t wait to try so many of the recipes I’ve found. Especially your crock pot ones.
    Keep up the great work!

  11. tastebuds adjust over time. When I first started baking I used mostly white flour, then I started adding whole wheat, now I use either all or mostly whole wheat flour. My family never complains. I also do a lot of sugar reducing and they do fine with that too, in fact when we eat other people’s stuff we often think it tastes too sweet. I think if you work at it gradually your family will come to appreciate the healthier taste.

  12. We’re on the same page! I’ve got several recipes that work great with KA white whole wheat flour (no white flour at all–just the whole wheat). One of them is Banana Snack Cake. Another is Ginger Bars (coming in the next or two on my blog). Enjoy!

  13. How many servings does this recipe make? (about how many cookies)

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