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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip CookiesThere’s always something baking at our house.  These cookies get baked regularly.  I love anything with oatmeal, peanut-butter, and chocolate chips.  Whole-wheat flour, flax seeds, wheat germ, and using non-fat yogurt in place of too much butter all make these cookies “healthier” than your typical homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I’ve also found that adding mini-chocolate chips to a recipe, rather than the standard size chocolate chip make baked goods retain their good flavor but not overwhelm a recipe with too many chocolate chips.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies can be frozen, packed in school lunches or as after-school snacks, and are good with coffee in the morning. I know the good with coffee part for a fact!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sara Tetreault
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Serves: 6-8 dozen
Tasty and healthy – cookies that are packed with whole wheat flour and flax seeds! Yum.
  • 3 sticks butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup organic, unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 4 each eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter – either creamy or crunchy
  • 4 cups oatmeal, old fashioned (not quick oats)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds (whole or ground)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, cream together butter, sugars, and yogurt.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, peanut butter.
  4. In separate bowl, add oatmeal, four, wheat germ, flax seeds.
  5. Mix together.
  6. Add to this mixture, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
  7. Mix together well.
  8. Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients.
  9. Mix completely.
  10. Add chocolate chips and mix.
  11. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.
  12. Bake for about 14 minutes.
You can freeze the dough by shaping it into balls, first. You can also freeze the cookies after they’ve been baked. When storing cookies, place wax paper in between so they don’t stick together.

The dough can be frozen, after shaped into balls or rolled into a log for slicing later.

The ingredients are wholesome and good to have on hand – what I like to keep in the kitchen.

Use an ice-cream scooper or 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon for uniformed-size cookies.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yummy! I’m baking some today for the track team. Pretty sure they’ll be a hit!

What’s your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Do you freeze cookies or dough?

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. Your family won’t even know they’re eating these healthy additions! Let me know how they turn out.


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