You know what is hard, avoiding sugar and processed foods. I have come a long way from buying the amount of processed foods that I used to buy. There are some things that may be considered processed because they come in a box, but there are many healthier versions out there of things. I believe that there is sugar in almost everything we eat and purchase from the store. It may not read 'sugar' on the ingredients list, but they disguise it with so many other names. I try to be aware of the sugar that I consume also.
Since we're talking about sugar, I had wanted to make some whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. With Mother's Day being this past weekend, I thought that could be something I could make to try for myself of course, but also to add with my gifts! Perfect! Now I wanted these to be good, while I'm sure they would have been fine without all of these ingredients, I did stick to brown sugar and butter. I considered using something like cane sugar and coconut oil, that will be for another day. I never know when to use plain flour or pastry flour, but Emily recommended just the plain flour in this recipe.
This recipe is inspired by ChowHound.com
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet or regular chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour and salt in small bowl and whisk to break up clumps. In a bowl of stand mixer (or hand mixer, which is what I used) beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add egg and mix until incorporated. Add vanilla extract.
Reduce the mixture speed to low, and add flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
These were surprisingly good! I'd like to think they would be just as delicious with a different type sugar and coconut oil in place of butter. Another baking day!!
Here are a couple of pictures from our Saturday morning in downtown Rome. My mom and I met my sister Emily at Honeymoon Bakery for brunch, and then we did some walking and shopping.
I hope you have a Happy Wednesday!!
Holly is a Wife, Mother, & Business Manager.