Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's National Cookie Day

I am so glad it is 'National Cookie Day'. But not for the obvious reason. I have been meaning to make 'Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip' cookies for months. I printed a copy of this recipe from 101 cookbooks. I put it aside to make with my children. Then I filed it away because I came across it so often, but had yet to make the time.

Then I came across the recipe again when reading the blog Orangette. Molly had posted a recipe for whole wheat chocolate chip cookies as well. Sometimes things happen in life. Sometimes things keep repeating themselves in life, and that is usually when I take notice.

I had everything to make the cookies accept the whole wheat flour, which my husband picked up for me. Today was the day. No more procrastinating, and now I have a 5 pound bag of whole wheat flour!

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups chocolate chips- like Ghirardelli

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine sugars, butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Next, stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Dough will be stiff. Add chocolate chips.

On ungreased cookie sheet, drop spoonful of cookie dough two inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cookies will look light brown in color and the centers will be soft.
Place on a rack to cool.


  1. I am SO excited that it is National Cookie Day!! I had no idea. Thank you for letting me know, I am now going to grab one of my chocolate chip cookies (gluten free from Aleia's) without any guilt - I HAVE to celebrate :)

  2. A girl after my own heart! Enjoy Nicole!