Christmas is four days away- can you believe it? I’ll be hanging with my family and boyfriend at my parent’s house, eating tons of delicious food and relaxing. More than anything I’m looking forward to down the time. It feels like it has been go, go lately, which is usually how the holiday are. I also attended my first intensive NTP training weekend recently and I’m still exhausted from the amount of knowledge that was crammed into my head.
Anyways, enough about that. I’m sure you’re focused on the plethora of goods you’re whipping up this week. What’s your poison? Cookies, pies, brownies? I’m a cookie girl all the way, especially when they still warm and gooey from the oven.
If you’re like me, then this recipe is right up your alley. I tried to make these Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies a tad healthier, using grassed butter, coconut sugar and maple syrup. I’m not going to tote them as health food though – they’re still cookies.
Buttery with a gooey middle and studded with bittersweet chocolate, you won’t miss the refined sugars. I highly recommend you use a chopped up high quality chocolate bar to ensure the chocolate to cookie ratio is spot on. No doubt about it – these guys deserve a spot on your holiday baking list. Enjoy!
If you decide to take a chance on these Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies don’t forget to #youngbrokehungry on Instagram so I can see it. High five!
- 8 tablespoons grass-fed butter, unsalted
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 large brown eggs
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- 1 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolat bar, chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, coconut sugar and maple syrup until lightened in color and creamy. Add in eggs and mix until incorporated.
- Add in dry ingredients and on medium speed, mix together to form a dough. Fold in chopped chocolate bar. Refrigerate for 30 min.
- Drop tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for 8 minutes.