whole wheat chocolate chunk cookies

Turning a classic into a whole wheat sweet! This recipe is modified from the Culinary Institute of America's recipe in their book Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft. This is a very comprehensive book for both recipes and technique. Great to have on hand!

Note: Set out the eggs and butter ahead of time so that they can reach room temperature.

This recipe makes approximately 30 small cookies.


  • butter 165 g 6 oz
  • sugar 85 g 3 oz
  • brown sugar 90 g 3.25 oz
  • eggs 1
  • vanilla 1 teaspoon
  • whole wheat flour 245 g 2 cups
  • baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt 1/8 tsp
  • chocolate, chopped 200 g 7 oz
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ingredients for chocolate chip cookies

Set out ingredients. (This picture depicts a double batch.)

chopping chocolate

I like the rustic look of chopped chocolate, but chocolate chips are also fine for a more classic look.

butter and sugar

Cream butter, sugars and vanilla (extract).

creamed butter and sugar and egg

Add eggs to creamed mixture, one at a time.

adding dry ingredients

Mix dry ingredients together and add to the mix.

mixing cookie dough


adding chocolate to cookie dough

Add chocolate chunks and fold into mixture.

mixing chocolate chip cookie dough


chocolate chip cookie dough

Cool cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour before rolling.

balled chocolate chip cookie dough between hands

Roll it out!

flattening chocolate chip cookie dough by hand

Flatten just a bit!

chocolate chip cookie

Bake at 180° C 350° F until golden brown, approximately 12-14 minutes. Cool on the sheet and enjoy some while they're warm!