I think writing the first entry to any blog is the most difficult. I couldn’t come up with a creative introduction, so I’m just going to cut to the chase. The whole purpose of this blog to share my life through what I love to do: cooking, baking and the occasional DIY project. I’m not much of a writer, but I wanted to give blogging a shot. Please bear with me as I tinker with the layout, learn to edit my photos better and get a hang of this blogging life in general. But, before I forget, a big thank you the boyfriend for helping me set up this blog
I wanted my first recipe to be a simple classic that everyone would love- chocolate chip cookies. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good old chocolate chip cookie? Everyone seems to be on a health kick these days, so I tried to make this childhood classic a bit more figure friendly by cutting down the sugar and using whole wheat flour. I was hesitant about fiddling with the typical chocolate chip recipe, but I promise you this will be a hit.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 24
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
½ cup light Brown Sugar
¼ cup granulated Sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with silicon mat or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add egg. Then beat in vanilla. (I like to be generous with the vanilla).
- Gently add in the flour mixture with the sugar. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop cookies using a cookie scoop onto the baking sheets. Let the dough balls chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes, until golden brown. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a cooking rack.
* I personally like to form the dough into balls and freeze them on a tray. After an hour, I transfer them to a freezer bag. Whenever you want some fresh cookies, take them out of the freezer, pop them onto a baking tray and bake for about 9-10 minutes. Voila, freshly baked cookies in no time