Easy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have baked a ton of “healthy” chocolate chip cookies. This one is actually my family’s favorite. The other favorite are the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

However, these cookies are so easy to make and require a few ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate chips (as much as you want)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, “cream” together the sugar and oil. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. Add in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop 2 tablespoon size balls onto a baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Once they are done, let them cool and enjoy!

I don’t use butter or margarine in my cookies. My stomach doesn’t respond to well to butter.

I hope you guys enjoy these cookies!

In other news, I think I will be taking the next few day off from working out. My body needs a few days of rest before I start training for my half marathon. I’ll still walk and do some yoga but that’s it until Sunday. In other news, I ran a 5k in 26:53. It’s a PR. I’m so happy. =)

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Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hey everyone. How are you guys doing today?

I’m doing fine, thank you very much. Today, I have a very simple recipe for you guys. It’s chocolate peanut butter cookies. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can use almond butter. You can try using sun flower seed butter but I am not quite sure how it would turn out. I do know that people have food allergies.

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Anyhow, here’s the recipe. I hope you guys enjoy it. Here is where the recipe is from.

Serving: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter (all natural, organic if possible)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and peanut butter.
  3. Mix in the sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
  4. The dough does feel like regular cookie dough. Form 2 tablespoon sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Take them out, let it cool, and enjoy with milk. These cookies are rich and delicious!

Do you like cookies?

What is your favorite girl scout cookie? I ask this because they came out with a gluten free cookie!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Guess what I made during the weekend.

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Yep. You are right. I baked gluten free chocolate chip cookies. I think the name of the post gave it away.  I baked them for a huge family gathering on Saturday.  It made 35 cookies and they were all gone by the end of the night. Well, two of my cousins ate 5 cookies. The others ate around 2 – 3. Whoops.

I have tried gluten free cookies before but I was always turned off by its gritty texture. It really depends on what ingredients you use to make the cookies. I am happy to say that these cookies are 100% whole grain. It does have sugar in it but these cookies use a lot less sugar. Did I mention that no butter is used in this?

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So, here is the recipe to the cookies. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats (make sure they are gluten free)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • chocolate chip cookies (as much as you want)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (sometimes, I use 1 cup instead)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, “cream” together the sugars and oil.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, oats,  salt, and baking powder.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop 2 tablespoon size dough on the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Take it out, let it cool, and enjoy!

Let me know what you guys think of these cookies. I know my family liked them. I actually saved a few for my friend to try. He said they were good too.

How was your weekend?

What are your thoughts on gluten free baked goods? 

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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So, my New Year started off with staying up until 1 am. That time is pretty late for me to stay up. I am the type of girl that goes to bed early at 11 pm. It probably is not too early but it is for most college students.

After that, I woke up and worked out. I ran 6 miles and did a High Intense Interval Training (HIIT) workout. It felt good to start the New Year with  getting my blood running with exercise. Trust me. Trying to get out of bed during the winter can be dreadful. It is usually cold.  After working out, I ate a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter for breakfast and drank coffee with soymilk.

At night, I went to a family gathering for the New Year. I baked these Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are a favorite in my family.

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These cookies were gone in a matter of minutes. Literally. My cousins loved them, even with the use of oats and whole wheat pastry flour. They kept grabbing and eating them one after another.

It makes me feel a little better to bake these types of cookies than the regular chocolate chip cookies. These cookies have a higher fiber content and are 100% whole grain. Add in the fact that olive oil is used, it makes for a “healthier” cookie. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat and low in saturated fat. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats do not raise the “bad” cholesterol, also known as the Low Density Lipo-Protein (LDL) in the blood.

With that being said, I made these cookies so that I would feel  a little better about eating sweets. Anyway, these cookies are delicious, as I prefer these to regular chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Water (if the dough is too dry)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, oats, protein powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix together the sugars, egg, and olive oil.
  4. Pour the flour mixture slowly into the wet ingredients, slowly mixing it in.
  5. Once a dough forms, mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop 2 tablespoon size balls onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Take them out, let them cool, and enjoy!

 

How was your New Year? 

How did you celebrate?

Do you like creating “healthier” versions of not-so-healthy foods?