Chewy and delicious One-Bowl Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with 100% whole wheat flour, so there’s no need to feel guilty about enjoying an extra cookie…or three!
In case you missed the memo, a couple of weeks ago was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I have to admit that before I became a food blogger, I was blissfully unaware of all of these “national” food-related “holidays.” These days, however, I’m sure to see evidence of them sprawled all over my Facebook and Instagram feeds. So even if I didn’t have the foresight to plan a new corresponding recipe that day, I can at least join the masses in saying, “Yay! Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!”
And that’s exactly what I did earlier this month. Because you know what? When you’re inundated with pics of warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies all day, you kind of start craving them yourself. And when that craving lasts all the live-long day, you ultimately give in and make them, dangit.
But in the spirit of keeping things easy, I decided to make said chocolate chip cookies using a simple, one-bowl recipe. And furthermore, I made them a little less guilt-ridden (which means it’s permissible to eat twice as many, right?) by baking them up with 100% whole wheat flour.
That’s right, friends…I whipped up my quick chocolate chip cookie dough using whole wheat pastry flour, which lends a wholesome twist without tasting dense or “wheat-y.” And as a bonus, I did so (one bowl! one bowl!) without dirtying up a sink full of dishes.
Then, after my cookies were baked, I snapped an iPhone pic and posted it to Instagram, which inevitably influenced some other poor, unsuspecting soul to crave fresh chocolate chip cookies…until they could no longer resist baking their own batch. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…
So do yourself a favor (and no, you don’t even have to wait for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!)…the next time you have a hankering for soft, chewy, chocolate chip cookies, keep the dirty dishes to a minimum and see what whole wheat pastry flour can do for a baked treat. I feel certain you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the tasty flavor and texture of these One-Bowl Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies.
In the meantime, I think it would be prudent to start planning ahead for the next national food holiday. Grape popsicles, anyone? 😉
Adapted from Nestle
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