Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Megan on October 24, 2011

I’m down with trying every chocolate chip cookie variety ever. And Cindy’s been talking these up to me. So I made them. Twice!

Can you believe these are made with cold butter? You don’t even have to plan ahead that much! It’s pretty great. These can be casually made on a weeknight, after pizza, before pup-walking.

You have to try the dough when you make them. You have to taste it and make sure you didn’t miss anything right? It’s thoughtful, really.

These are wheat-y and therefore a healthy cookie remix. So make them, and don’t even bother planning ahead! The cold butter situation makes these a breeze, and the cookie-ness makes them delicious.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookie {cold butter}
Recipe adapted from Good to the Grain via Hungry Girl Por Vida !!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1 cup good quality dark chocolate chopped, or chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the cold cubed butter and the sugars with an electric mixer on low until just combined, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until mixed in. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the buttery goodness and beat until almost combined. Add the chocolate chunks and mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Scoop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets leaving an inch or two between cookies. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges and set in the center. Cool on a wire rack
On a cake stand these feel like real divas.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy October 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

Yes! There are never enough recipes for chocolate chip cookies and these are my current fave fo sho! I think I need to make them again…today.


Megan (megabite) October 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

Yeah man, they are super good!


Abbey October 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Why does this recipe call for cold butter? Is it something to do with the different type of flour? I’m so curious!


Megan (megabite) October 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I was sceptical too, but it totally works! Since the cold butter is cut into small cubes it magically creams with the butter in a matter of minutes. You should totally make them!


NicoleD October 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Is this my second nudge to finally make these cookies? Thought so. Yours look fantastico! Way to cut that huge chunk of chocolate!


Megan (megabite) October 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Yes! Make them! And thanks for the chocolate chopping props. : )


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Abbey October 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Sounds like witchcraft!


Nik September 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I made these today and they have changed my whole opinion of whole wheat cookies. WHOA.

PS: I totally sprinkled some smoked sea salt flakes up on them after them came out of the oven. BOOM!


Megan September 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Whoa! Smoked sea salt is brilliant!


Nik September 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Totally impressed myself 😉


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