Friday, June 3, 2011

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filling, yet still delicious.

3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

In a separate bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, stirring as you go.

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if desired. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I grind my own wheat, and for this recipe, I make sure it's ground really, really fine. It keeps the cookies light.

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