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Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Author Heidi @ Food Doodles


  • 2 1/2 cups (312g) white whole wheat flour(or whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 3/4 cup 86g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups salted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar plus more for rolling
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • White chocolate and crushed candy canes for decorating if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper or a non-stick liner. Set aside.
  • In a bowl stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of your mixer or in a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat till combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat just until combined and no flour remains.
  • Scoop 1" balls of dough and roll in granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets, 2" apart. Place in the oven and bake 10-12 minutes until puffed up and crackly on top.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy as-is or decorate with a little white chocolate and crushed candy cane sprinkles.