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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Dry mix:
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt

  • Wet mix
  • 8 oz cold unsalted butter, cut into ½" pieces
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)
  • 2 eggs, large or XL
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 - 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, shaved


  • Place two racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl, pouring back into the bowl any bits of grain or other ingredients that may remain in the sifter.
  • Add the butter, and the sugars beat with a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. With the mixer on low speed, mix just until the butter and sugars are blended, about 2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is combined.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture to the bowl and blend on low speed until the flour is barely combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the chocolate all at once and mix on low until the chocolate is evenly combined. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then scrape the batter out onto a work surface, and use your hands to fully incorporate all the ingredients
  • Scoop mounds of dough about 3 tablespoons in size onto the baking sheet, leaving 3 inches between them, or about 6 to a sheet
  • Bake the cookies for 16 to 20 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the cookies are evenly brown.
  • Transfer the cookies, still on the parchment, to the counter to cool, giving them a quick sprinkling with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • These cookies are best eaten warm from the oven or later that same day.
  • They also keep beautifully in the freezer, either freezing the dough or the cookies once they're cooled. (20-30 seconds in the microwave is all you need to warm one up)