Wholemeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 6, 2011

I have fallen in love…

…with a cookie.

Don’t laugh. These cookies are all kinds of awesome. They’re deliciously soft on the inside and delightfully crisp on the outside, which, besides being pleasing to taste, makes them look kind of rustic.

I saw these lovelies on the beautiful blog, Orangette, and knew I had to make them (recipe link). The recipe is by Kim Boyce, the talented women behind Good to the Grain.

The use of wholemeal flour adds a wholesome nuttiness that makes these babies taste almost healthy….almost. They do contain a fair amount of sugar, and the recipe does call for butter. But, do as I did and use a light dairy spread instead of butter to reduce the overall saturated fat and kilojoule content and these are looking even more like a healthy cookie.

These cookies are best served warm from the oven, which is exactly how Ben and I enjoyed them one Sunday afternoon. To complete the picture I would have served them with a glass of milk, but we were out. And I don’t like straight milk. But that would look nice, wouldn’t it?

These cookies are also nice at room temperature, but I totally recommend you eating them straight from the oven. It’s illegal to leave them too long to cool, right? But if you like to break the law, you could microwave them for ~10 seconds to get them warm again.

So go on…make these beautiful, rustic cookies and let yourself fall in love too.

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

    you have just reminded me that it has been way too long since I have baked cookies!

  • Hannah April 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I firmly believe that a healthy cookie is the cookie that makes you feel good about life, regardless of its ingredients. This looks like just such a cookie 🙂

  • Jennifer (Delicieux) April 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I love freshly baked cookies, but have never tried wholemeal cookies! These look great. I've bookmarked this to try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Johanna Anning April 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Heidi, I was just reading your 'about' page and was thinking how nice it is to meet other people in the food blogging world who share the same 'quirky food loves'! Great looking recipe for the cookies too. Cheers.

  • Heidi April 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Lisa – happy to help 🙂

    Hannah – indeed, hear hear! I was thinking the exact same thing when I wrote "healthy" actually 🙂

    Jennifer – enjoy! They're fabulous.

    Johanna – hi! Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm so pleased you found my blog! Always nice to meet like minded people 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Anna Johnston April 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I am cookie crazy…. But I just don't make them enough… Might whip up a batch on the weekend. This recipe looks yummy, and I dig the soft gooeyness on the inside. Drool!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 6, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Brilliant! And I have some wholemeal flour that I've been meaning to use for ages too! 🙂

  • wholesomecook April 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    They look yummy, I don;t make cookied enough, but I do have some wholemeal flour leftover from my berry and fig muffins… I might try them on the weekend. A friend is moving so it may just be the perfect sanck with a cup of tea!

  • Iron Chef Shellie April 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    oh how i love a chocolate chip cookie….
    *goes into dream land*

  • Blithely Unaware April 7, 2011 at 11:15 am


    I haven't made cookies in eons, these look amazing. Perhaps it's time to break the drought!

  • Anna Johnston April 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Haven't made cookies for ages either, this one sounds the business alright Heidi – who cares if its 'almost' healthy 😉

  • Heidi April 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Anna – mmm goey goodness!

    Lorraine – I really love the flavour of wholemeal flour!

    Wholesome cook – sounds like just the thing! Perfect for a moving weekend.

    Michele – they're so dreamy 🙂

    Blithely unaware – yes! Break the drought!

    Anna – 2 comments lucky me! I love that these happened to be on the healthy side 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef April 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Warm cookies are always the best! Yumm…

  • Heidi April 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

    InTolerant Chef – aren't they just?!

    Heidi xo

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets April 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Haha I would never laugh. I've had many very serious love affairs with cookies ;p. These definitely look like a heartthrob worthy of your attentions!