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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

 Chewy, chocolatey, and whole wheat. What else could a cookie need? These whole wheat chocolate cookies are such a favorite whenever I make them.

How many recipes of mine begin with “Whole Wheat?” A lot. For those who are still slowly making the switch, any of these recipes can be adapted. They all started out with white sugar and all-purpose flour anyway, so feel free to switch things up if you aren’t quite ready to change everything yet.

However, I have come to find that it doesn’t really make a huge difference. Maybe I’m used to it by now, but these cookies are still as soft, chewy, and delicious as they were with the refined ingredients. It makes me feel better about baking, which is something I just can’t give up.

I have fond memories of helping my mom create delicious treats in the kitchen, and I want my girls to have those same memories. We’ll just be using better ingredients!


Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Author: Kelsey
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c coconut oil (can use 1 c of butter or coconut oil, or a mix of the two)
  • 1 1/4 c organic cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 c raw cacao powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp natural salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter/oil and sugar together.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  4. Add in dry ingredients: flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt. Mix together until cohesive dough forms.
  5. Add white chocolate or peanut butter chips and mix.
  6. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from sheets onto a wire rack to cool.


whole wheat chocolate cookies simple life by kels

watch for snitching tiny fingers!

We always made these with peanut butter chips growing up, but my daughter is allergic to peanuts (tragic, I know) so we haven’t had them that way in years. They are the perfect soft and chewy chocolate cookie. Make some to share and I doubt anyone will guess you swapped things out!

Comments +

  1. when are you doing to write a book missy???
    I need your book in my kitchen so I'd actually remember to make these recipes!!
    They look delish!

  2. Carmen says:

    I make whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that I love so can’t wait to try these too. Haha, and I’m opposite of Kristen, I love having recipes online instead of an actual book cause then I just put my favourites in my online recipe book app so I know right where there are. But if you did a book I would definitely buy an online version. 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    On the coconut oil it says 1/4 cup but in (it says 1 cup) I’m a little confused? Great recipe! Pinning now!

    • Kelsey says:

      Sorry for the confusion — it’s 1 c total fat. So you can do all butter, or all coconut oil, or a mixture. I prefer the ratio stated, but then wanted to clarify you can adjust if you want!

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

I am so excited to take you, step by step, through the process of making your own sourdough starter. It might seem a little intimidating at first, but if you stick with it, your time and patience will be rewarded with a lifetime of sourdough goodies!

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