Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Double Chocolate Cookies

I think this will be the last whole grain cookie recipe I'll be sharing. Then I'll be taking a break over Christmas. I'm already working on posts for January so come on back after the holidays!

You already know I'm a fan of anything chocolate. These were my favorite cookies to make as a girl. I liked them best with raisins and chocolate chips so that they tasted like chocolate covered raisins, something I also loved. But not all of my family agreed that raisins belonged in chocolate cookies.

I think these taste best with white flour, but I use all whole wheat flour and no one in my family complains and they get gobbled up just as fast. If you allow the dough to sit a few minutes (20-30) the bran in the whole wheat flour softens and the cookies have a better texture.

I also try not to over bake these cookies. It can be a challenge since they are dark from the first. But I aim for slightly under-baking. But the last time I made these, I forgot the last pan in the oven and charred them. I thought they would be inedible but my children loved them. They really tasted like Oreos!

Double Chocolate Cookies

2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
Cream together.

4 eggs
Add and beat well.

4 cup flour (white, whole wheat, or mixture)
1 cup cocoa
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
Add and stir well.

2 cup chocolate chips
Mix in. Allow to sit for 30 minutes if using whole wheat flour. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.

Variation: Add raisins. Or substitute chocolate chips for white chips. Or substitute Andes mint pieces. Or nuts. Or Heath bar bits.


  1. We always made these with peanut butter chips growing up. I think I agree with some of the rest of your family that raisins don't belong in chocolate cookies. :) I'm going to have to try some of these whole wheat cookie recipes.

  2. hey, great tip about letting the dough sit for a while. thanks! I would like raisins in mine too. I may have commented on your monster cookie post: I put raisins in my monster cookies, too :)

  3. Merry Christmas, Gina, to you and yours. I just have to tell you that almost all the cookies we made this year were from your blog. All were popular but the monster cookies are everyone's favorites.

  4. These are tasty and good! Was wondering when you bake them do you have a convection oven? or do you just put one tray in at a time with a regular bake oven?

  5. livinforhim-
    I only have a regular oven - so it is one pan at a time!

  6. Hi there! It occurred to me - do you drop the dough onto the cookie sheets, or do you roll / form it into balls?


    1. Kasey
      I drop them on the cookie sheet. The dough is too sticky to roll.


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