October 10, 2009

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s close to two months since I baked something. Last two months we had lot of festivals. And finally after Navarathri, I wanted to bake something, before the preparations for Diwali begin. There were many bananas to be used up. So baked Dates Banana muffin during the last weekend. I didn’t use any all purpose flour or maida. The reason being it not available in my pantry. So used whole wheat flour/atta and 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder. It came out very well - moist and light. I expected a denser muffin. I think the arrowroot
powder contributed to the texture. This was my first bake where in APF is not used at all.  And I was really happy with the result. So I decided to try my luck with whole wheat cookies. On browsing for a suitable recipe, I found one at AllRecipes.  I tweaked it to suit my pantry and made it eggless too. Now I have a whole wheat cookie recipe. I think with this as base, you can work on it for different flavor and combinations of nuts etc.

Yields: 20 Nos.
Temp: 190 C
Time - 18 minutes


Butter - 1/2 Cup

White sugar - 1 cup

Vanilla essence - 1 tspn

Flax seeds powder - 2 tspn

Water - 1/4 cup

Whole wheat flour/Atta - 1 1/2 cups

Baking powder - 1/2 tspn

Salt- 1/2 tspn

Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup


Cream butter and sugar until creamy and light. Add vanilla essence and flax seeds powder  mixed in water.
Sift together wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Gently combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix until it’s just combined. Fold in the chocolate chip cookies. Don't knead. Just gather the dough together. Pinch off a lemon sized dough and shape it. I didn’t shape it much. Just flattened it little with a fork to get a rustic look.

Bake in a preheated oven at 190 c for 18 minutes or till you can find brown specs on top. Leave it on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Don't try to remove them immediately. It will be very soft and will harden on cooling. The cookies were crunchy. It is a treat to have with tea or a cup of milk.

I am taking these healthy cookies to the High Tea  hosted by Aparna as part of Meeta's Monthly Mingle


  1. Prefect tea time snack, scrumptious cookies!

  2. Thylam, AMAZING blog! it has inspired me to try those authentic recipes for navaratri. I am amazed by your talent to cook so much variety. Would love to visit your house next time I am in India. By the way I finally got in touch with Sindhu.....

  3. Those are some really delicious looking cookies jayasree...

  4. Choco chips is my daughter's favourite. Lovely ones there. Perfect!

  5. I would like some of these right now! They look good:)

  6. they look yummy..love the texture..

  7. These look very good, perfect for High Tea. Thanks for joining us.

  8. Love the idea of using flax seeds and WW flour. makes it healthier!

  9. yummy cookies..please do participate in my first cooked food event...check my blog for details

  10. Looks delicious and crunchy! I was planning to make choco-chip cookies today. Lets hope its possible, I've been planning for months now :)

  11. Wow this is indeed healthy cookies, thanks for sharing.



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