Thursday, March 3, 2011

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

There seems to be one cookie missing
I don't know how to follow a recipe. Especially when it entails halving or doubling. I always end up adding double the salt or halving the baking powder. Milly thinks I'm being obstinate but I honestly just can't do it. I'm sure it's genetic or due to my gender.

But I do know how to make cookies. It's out of necessity really. Milly says I don't need treats and if I want them I need to make them myself. That was the wrong thing to say. After hundreds of tries I have perfected the art of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. And since I make them I don't have to halve the butter and chocolate chips. I in fact double the chocolate chips much to the pleasure to Ringo, Polly, and Molly.

Here's the recipe I use. If you are smart enough to halve the recipe all by yourself (Milly did it for me on a recipe card) there is usually enough cookie dough to make four dozen cookies. The full recipe makes amazingly enough...eight dozen cookies.


Mixed in Bosch mixer
 2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups butter
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
5 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 cups oatmeal
3 cups chocolate chips

1. Cream the sugar, butter and eggs. Mix in vanilla and milk.
2. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well. Mix in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
3. Drop 12 large spoonfuls (each about the size of a ping pong ball) onto cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 or 13 minutes. Do not overcook. Cookies should spread out and puff up slightly. Remove from oven before they begin to brown (they will look slightly underdone).

Almost done baking
I've talked to a lot of people that say Whole Wheat Cookies don't ever turn out for them. These will. Don't half the butter. Well you can halve the butter but then they are not as good. 
Look what I found. It's the missing cookie.

Milly at her leisure eating those fattening chocolate chip cookies


  1. These look so good. I have been looking for a good cookie recipe. Thanks.

  2. Oh wow, these are really similar to the ones I make. Yummy!!