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Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeYes, it is that time of year again.

Already.

I am well aware that we just sent the kids back to school and I am already posting Christmas cookies.

This is my 4th year participating in the 12 Weeks of Holiday Cookies. (I include treats too.) I wasn’t going to do it again this year, I went back and forth about it, but ultimately decided that I have done it every year since I started this blog, so I need to keep doing it. The funny thing about it is I don’t even like making cookies. I like making dough, but since we moved and no longer have double ovens, I don’t love baking them off. I am the epitome of lazy. I do love this tradition though and have quite the collection of holiday cookie recipes because of it. You are more than welcome to join along. At the bottom of this post, there is a linky which will take you to the other blogs participating. There are always amazing recipes perfect for the holidays.

My kid’s have a great school cafeteria. Nothing fried, whole grain everything, lots of fruits and vegetables, and even hummus every day. On Thursdays, they have chocolate chip cookie day. Even the cookies are whole grain. They love these cookies, and look forward to them all week. Now, I make cookies all the time – they never make a big deal about my cookies. I think that my mom feelings may have been a little bit hurt. I made my own version of a healthier chocolate chip cookie and for once, they were impressed. These are soft, chewy, and made entirely with whole wheat flour and oatmeal. Not exactly health food, but better for you than the usual suspect. I like to put them in a cute parchment paper bag and add them to their lunchbox. But not on Thursday, I cannot compete.

I adapted this recipe from Caroline of Chocolate and Carrots.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chips (I used a combination of semisweet, milk, and peanut butter chips)

whole grain chocolate chip oatmeal cookiesCream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeAdd the eggs and vanilla.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeWhisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeAdd to the butter and mix until combined.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeAdd chips.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeMix until well combined.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeLine two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough and leave about 2-inches between each cookie.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeBake at 350 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes. (I used a big scoop so my cookies took closer to 15 to 17 minutes.) Cool on a cooling rack.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipeI like to put them in parchment paper bags and fasten with a piece of washi tape. It’s a nice little lunch box treat.

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chips (I used a combination of semisweet, milk, and peanut butter chips)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add to the butter and mix until combined. Add chips.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough and leave about 2-inches between each cookie. Bake at 350 for 11 to 13 minutes. (I used a big scoop so my cookies took closer to 15 to 17 minutes.) Cool on a cooling rack.
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29 Responses to Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies [WEEK 1 OF 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS TREATS]

  1. Ahhh this has me excited for Christmas and it’s not even Halloween yet! Love your pictures and this recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  2. Kristi says:

    I love your packaging of the cookies.. Parchment bags and some washi tape. Sounds like your kids have a great cafeteria!
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  3. What a cute way to give the cookies! They turned out beautifully, too! Thank you for the shout out Bree. :D

  4. Greg says:

    So glad to see you are going the healthier route. I may try some stevia in this recipe if you think it will work. I’ve had mixed successes with it but like the idea of less sugar. Your recipes are so great, if you just pick some to make a bit healthier, that would be wonderful. So many of us are trying to lose weight, live healthier/happier, we would appreciate some ideas for modifications of your current recipes, but don’t want to use artificial anythings as substitutes. Thanks and congratulations on your new healthier lifestyle.

  5. I’m so happy you decided to do this fun event again! I always love seeing what you come up with!

  6. I love the combination of oats and chocolate chips! Can’t wait to see the rest of your recipes!
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  7. Dawn says:

    These look delicious! I never would’ve thought of making a whole grain chocolate chip cookie!

  8. Anna B says:

    So glad you’re doing 12 weeks of Christmas again, I have gotten so many great treat ideas off your past posts… white chocolate dipped brownie bites, hot cocoa cookies… just to name a few. Looking forward to the next 11 weeks with you!

  9. Jennifer says:

    It can’t possibly be that time of year again…! Oh, all right…cookie time it is. Yay! These look yummy!

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  11. Inês says:

    How many does it make? Making these today, they look heavenly!

  12. Whaaat is it really 12 weeks until christmas?? Well these look pretty amazing for a whole grain cookie (I’m thinking oatmeal raisin without the raisin?? haha who needs raisins anyways). Love the idea of using washi tape for packaging!

  13. These cookies look scrumptious. I love how you do them up for lunchboxes – so cute!
    Pinning! :)

  14. Tamara says:

    Thes look great! Where did you get the bags.

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  16. Sara says:

    These are fantastic :) Made them with my kiddos tonight. Yummy! Thanks for your great ideas. Yours is the only blog I continue to follow.

  17. mrsblocko says:

    I made these cookies and wrote about them here. I loved the nutty flavor from the whole wheat flour! This recipe is a keeper. Thank you so much for sharing!

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