My special recipe of whole wheat choco chips cookies which have the goodness of whole wheat and the yummy taste of choco chips! You can’t ask for more!
I love to bake, my son loves to eat baked goodies but still there are times when he demands for cookies. As the cookies were mainly for him, I didn’t really want to do anything with maida. Then, I had this brain wave of making up a recipe myself. I did some browsing and thought some parts of it up and came up with this whole wheat choco chip cookies. They are yummy. The thin ones that I made were crisp as they should have been and the round thick ones were soft and chewy. Delicious is the word!
Since most kids really love baked goodies, I think they are a great lunchbox option. But like most parents, we worry about giving too much of maida to them. Hence, I was looking for something that is whole wheat so that we can let them indulge without worrying too much. Baking with whole wheat is really not as tough as it feels. Just increasing the moisture content in the baking helps to balance out the heaviness of whole wheat and you can get the same amazing taste and texture.
I have started making a conscious effort to replace at least 50% of the maida with whole wheat flour and then working around the recipe to ensure the overall taste and texture of the food is not affected. Sometimes, it does require a bit of trial and error, but trust me, with time, I have started to get better.
Like this whole wheat double chocolate banana bread recipe I tried out! There is no maida in this recipe and yet the bread is so super moist! It is just a matter of adjusting the ingredients to get the correct texture.
Whole Wheat Choco Chip Cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar powdered
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 25 ml milk chilled
- 20 - 35 gm choco chips depending on whether you going to make it round or shape them into something else
- Mix oil and sugar together till it becomes light and fluffy.
- Mix whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder together.
- Mix the oil-sugar mixture and milk to the flour to knead a soft dough.
- Add the choco chips in it.
- Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Shape or roll into rounds as you want.
- Bake for about 9-12 at about 160-180 degrees depending upon the thickness of the cookie.
wow this looks just so yummy …. 🙂
Will have to try them out 🙂
Goofy Mumma says
I am trying this, this weekend, just need to get the choco-chips. And veggie oil, can be any na, no need for any butter right.
Thanks a lot for the recipe Monu. 😀
PS – bake for just 9-12 mins right? And we just place them in a baking tray and into the oven right?
Monika this is so very tempting 🙂 Love the shapes. Fun with cooking is something I always do. Used to make them when kids were small. involving the elder one to cut shapes was a great experience. I make Bostan cookies too with atta . wish I had taken pix when writing the recipes 🙁 most of them are from my other writing site where pix were not allowed. you rock mommy 😀 .. envy Oju baby hehehhe
wow!! so so yummy! 🙂
Everytime, I see you baking or putting up recipes, I convince myself that I need an oven asap!!! 😀
Life Begins says
yum yum yummm…
Hats off to the awesome Baker !!
Am making these tonight!
Wow! Thanks for the easy recipe… Since it does not have egg in it, this is one recipe I am going to use quite often starting this weekend!
Looks delicious !!! Am copying down the recipe !!! 🙂
Am making these tomorrow! Delicious and healthy – what more can we ask for 🙂
Looks at those cute looking cookies…yummo yum
Momo's Ma says
oh. thats a nice healthy and cute option.
This one is so easy to make and a healthy one. And no BUTTER! Nice.
Indian Homemaker says
I also bake with whole wheat atta and Sufffola (not butter)… this is one recipe I am sharing with my kids, they both love to try new recipes. I wonder if there are recipes where we can add bran also – for added fibre.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you fr this recipe, Mon! I’ll surely make it!
Super recipe! I have a q….by ‘cup’, how much do you mean? I use the American cup as 8 oz, while an Indian cup is usually a teacup i.e. 6 oz. Plan to make this today!
Liked your shapes!
OOOOOOOOOhhh yummmmmmmmm..I tried these today and they came out really nice!Only I replaced the powdered sugar with raw sugar and atta with self raising wheat flour!..they are delicious!
@all : thanks for liking it
Hey Monika, came to this recipe thru GM’s blog. I don’t have kids yet, but I’ll love to hog on these regardless 🙂 Needed to know if cinnamon powder can be skipped altogether, or if there is a substitute for that.. don’t quite like its sharp taste. Thanks!
Monika, finally ended up making these today 🙂 In the oven and we are waiting for them to get done 🙂
And I finally got my hands on the Sari shop too 🙂
Monika, they are out and cooled and already disappearing into Poohi’s mouth 🙂 She LOVED it 🙂
Munchkin's Mom says
OK.I’m making this next.
welcome to my place 🙂 and yes u can skip cinnamon all together or add a little cardomom in its place
awwwww she liked it I am so happy 😀 😀 😀
hey sorry starry missed ur question I use the measuring cups that u get in the market and they are the american ones i think
Hi Monika, Tried out the cookies and my son loved them! thanks so much for your recipe!
Thanks for the quick recipe…
I have been trying this recipe with a small problem. My cookies get burnt from bottom. What could be the reason? I’m using Morphy richards otg at around 160 deg C temperature preheated for 10 minutes. I put my tray on middle shelf in otg. Pl advise.
I use a morphy richards oven too try reducing the temp a little of try baking it in the top most rack
Caroline Sathya says
i did bake them and was quite thrilled that they came out well. Only one thing that I noted was that irrespective of using the correct measurements, they were extremely pliable and could not be made into shapes much to the disappointment of my girls who were all ready with various cookie cutters. What could be wrong? Thanks Ramya
Caroline Sathya says
oops! the cookie turned out to be very hard the next day. What could be wrong?