Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Thanks to Pinterest, I've finally decided what I am.

I'm a Pluviophile.

I love the rain.

It's been rainy lately in Texas, and I love it.

I don't like starting a long walk and being rained on every 20 minutes or dodging rain drops as I go to class, but overall I love the rain.


I love waking up to the sound of raindrops hitting my roof, I love curling up and reading a book by lamplight while it gets dark outside, I love running in the rain, but I especially love baking while it rains.


As my brother drove off to college, the sky grew black, thunder clapped, and rain began to fall. It was one of those movie moments where the weather matches your emotions.


My mom's favorite comfort food is chocolate chip cookies.

Since I was emotional because my brother had left, it was pouring rain, and I like baking, I decided to make my mom some comfort food.



We both decided that if we used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour, we could almost classify these cookies as healthy.


Being healthy sometimes means baking cookies that are good for your soul, and these are definitely good for your soul.


Blame it on the emotions, but it took little convincing for me to end up in the kitchen to make these 'healthy' cookies for my mom.

Everyone needs a little food for the soul, right?


Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) of Butter
  • 2 1/4 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla
  • All the Chocolate Chips You Want
Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Beat butter, eggs, and sugars. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time. 
  • Add the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. 
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and beat. 
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Spoon cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. The dough balls should be about the size of a ping pong ball.
  • Bake for 5 to 8 minutes


What are you favorite 'foods for the soul'?
Do you like the rain?

What's your favorite comfort food?


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  1. I'm with you on the rain. I love it! Just like I love these cookies!!

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  2. These look great! I also love the rain at times! Although, now my school town is flooded and it's been raining for a week straight, so I'll be glad to have some sunshine back. I do find I'm more productive when it rains!

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    1. We actually have school off today because of Hurricane Ingrid! It's so crazy! I guess this is my snow day! I don't like the scary rain, but I've been cleaning my room, so I'm being quite productive too! :)

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  3. Awwr so sweet of you to make these for your mom - I always think of my mom when I come across chocolate chip oatmeal cookies because that's what we alway used to bake together when I was little. There really is nothing like being in a warm, fragrant kitchen when the weather is nasty... especially when you're anticipating a delicious result ;)

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    1. My Mom loves chocolate chip cookies. She eats SO healthy, but they're her comfort food, so I love making her the one treat she loves! I know that when I'm old and grey I'll still remember how happy I am making her cookies and how happy she is eating them. Your memory sounds so cute! Baking when it's so nasty outside is my favorite thing to do!

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    1. You're so sweet Karey! I've been pinning all of YOUR recipes like crazy lately! xx

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  5. I'm with you on the rain. There is something just so incredibly wonderful, cozy and comforting about the rain -it's romantic (not necessarily in the lovey sort of way, but in the story-telling sort of way) to me. And baking on rainy days is even better. I wish your brother the best in college! Both of my siblings have gone and graduated, its tough but the visits will be sweeter than even comfort food cookies:) Absence makes the heart grow fonder my dear!
    For me one of the most nostalgic, rainy day foods is 'white coffee' -warm milk with vanilla extract and sugar/sweetener, and also Monkey Bread -that was my favorite thing to make with my mommy when I was little :)

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    1. Oooh I love the idea of a story-telling romantic way. I've never really thought about that, but now I really love that idea! I miss my brother, but he LOVES college. He seriously thrives in college, so that makes him being gone so much easier when I know he loves waking up everyday at college! Anyways, I love going to visit him and running on the campus and meeting his friends, so even though I miss him, it's a really good miss you know? That white coffee sounds so good right now! I'm about to make some green tea to curl up with, but I may have to make your white coffee later! I made monkey bread when I was little too! I love thinking of all those happy memories :) xx

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  6. These cookies look so delicious! I definitely love the way the texture of these look. That is interesting about the love of rain, the word seems to come from the french word for rain: pluie

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    1. The whole wheat makes the cookies taste really good and hearty! They trick your mind into thinking you're eating healthy :) That's super interesting that the word came from a french word. I think it's so cool when English words actually came from another language in a sense!

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  7. I love the rain, but mostly because it's an excellent excuse to curl up with a book and a mug of tea (even if the book is a test prep one...) These look delicious and it's so sweet that you made them to cheer your mom up!

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    1. Maybe that's why I love it. When it's raining I do all the things I want to do when it's sunny but don't! Rainy weather makes me feel okay about studying. Maybe it's the tea and the fact that I can't go outside even if I wanted to?

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  8. I love rain as well, and girl those cookies look fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I'm saying I love it right now, but after this hurricane is done I'm scared I'll be a rain hater :)

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  9. I'm not a HUGE fan of the rain, but sometimes, it is quite comforting, especially when I can curl up with a cup of coffee and a book while the rain comes down.

    And chocolate chip cookies...YUM!!

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    1. When it's a humid, sticky rain, I don't like it either! In Texas lately it's been a cool rain that makes the house warm and cozy, and I LOVE that! And thanks Beth :)

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  10. Those cookies look devine!! I love the rain too but only when I'm inside under a blanket and it is outside :)

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    1. You're so sweet Jan! I ran in the rain today, and I have to say I don't mind being out in it. (Now if I was all dressed up, then that's another story!)

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  11. Yummy!! Those look delicious. And the whole wheat part totally makes them healthy. Plus, chocolate has antioxidants, amiright? :)

    Love the rain!!

    -Amy

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    1. THANK YOU! I'll have to use that antioxidant move more often!

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  12. Im also a rain lover, which is unfortunate since I live in LA aka the land of it never rains. But it does get gloomy sometimes, which I love almost as much as rain :)
    These cookies look delish!

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    1. I think it might be the gloominess that I love too (Even though I do love some sunshine!)

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  13. I'm a lover of rain too! It rained so much in Orlando at the beginning of Summer but hasn't rained much lately! I love just relaxing on the couch while watching a good movie when it rains.

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    1. Ah, rainy day laziness is my favorite!

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  14. When I am running in the rain, or even caught walking/driving in it I feel as though it is refreshing my soul. Sounds SO corny!! But I think you know what I mean. I LOVE the rain.

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    1. It may sounds corny, but I feel the same way! I love how it feels, but then again I also love the warm shower afterwards!

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  15. I'm drooling now! These look delicious. I've never heard of a pluviophile but if it means staying in to bake these cookies, then that's me too! :)

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    1. I'd never heard of it either, but any excuse to bake ANYTHING is right up my alley!

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  16. I echo the sentiments of some of your other commenters: these cookies look absolutely delicious! :) We had a bit of a rainy day here, in PA, yesterday. There was no lightning or thunder to be heard/in sight, so, the rain was actually pretty comforting. Later in the evening, I lit the remnants of our last year's Fall scented Yankee Candle (we had never burned the whole thing, and we are trying to just in time for a new candle THIS fall...lol), cuddled up with a good book, and took in the tranquility the rain offered.

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    1. Aw you are so sweet Julie! The really scary storms are, well, scary, so I like the light rain too! We have old cinnamon candles that I bought at the dollar store last year, and I love love love lighting those on dark and rainy days! A candle is seriously the perfect addition! I love your comment! I feel so peaceful just reading it!

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  17. I only like rain when I'm inside all cozy. It's also a good excuse for not going out during my lazy days. We haven't had rain here (which is not typical) for a long time and I'm getting a little worried. A few miles up North had a drought a few years ago and I hope it doesn't happen again!

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    1. Usually Texas doesn't have any rain, so we've switched weather it seems! We're still in drought and it's rained for days here! Texas is so crazy!

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  18. Mmmmm these just look like regular cookies! I might even be able to sneak some to my dad if I don't tell him they are whole wheat ;) Shhhh

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    1. My mom ended up liking them better than the normal one! Go figure! I guess the change really was not detectable :)

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  19. These look so perfect for a rainy day!

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  20. Funny you mention this Pluviophile because I'm one too! I was just complaining to my mom that it hasn't rained here in forever! I actually listen to thundertsorm sounds on youtube when I study, sleep and read...let's me pretend there's one outside...weird, prehaps, but I love them so much :)

    Oh and these cookies look absolutely perfect!

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    1. I've totally done that before. Guilty as charged. The sound is so soothing to me though! I'm glad someone else is like me! I was sure everyone would think I was crazy!

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  21. I like rain sometimes, but I love it always when it's accompanied by storms. Storms are my favorite.

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    1. Oh same here Lisa! Today is a nice sunny day though, so maybe I'm happy with all sorts of weather! :)

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