Everybody raves over these -- they have a richer flavor than ordinary chocolate chip cookies! This is for people with access to freshly-ground flour; it's just not the same with store bought or all white flour. Pecans can be used in place of the walnuts.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Generously grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and eggs. Combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda and salt, gradually blend into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts if desired. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. For bar cookies, press dough into a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

161.5 calories; 2.1 g protein; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 11.8 mg cholesterol; 140.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2007
I took the advice of other reviewers and used all whole wheat flour applesauce instead of margerine and Splenda brown sugar with a little honey. I also used dark chocolate chips. The cookies come out a little cakey and SO good. My whole family loved them!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2011
too much flour. and DONT use applesauce...makes it cake like and not in a good way! Read More
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230 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 156
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2007
I took the advice of other reviewers and used all whole wheat flour applesauce instead of margerine and Splenda brown sugar with a little honey. I also used dark chocolate chips. The cookies come out a little cakey and SO good. My whole family loved them!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
I have been trying to add whole wheat flour to our diet and have learned to be careful. All whole wheat recipees are not equal! But this recipee is absolutely scrumptious. I ran out of white flour and used all whole wheat flour and my kids and husband still devoured these cookies faster than I could bake them. When using all whole wheat flour I had to add about 1 cup more flour. Thanks Belinda for the fantastic recipee! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2008
This recipe calls for too much sugar. I only used 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 brown sugar and with that, it was good. I decreased the salt to 1/2 teaspoon because a hate salty cookies. Other than that, this recipe is great. Its nice to have whole wheat once in a while! BTW: Whole wheat flour is not the same as WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
This is a great recipe. I did tweak it a bit for my taste since when I made it as in the recipe it was a bit dry. I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup replaced the 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup oats (although i might try 3/4 cup next time) I increased the baking soda to 1 tsp and reduced the choc. chips to 1 cup. The end result is a bit more hearty because of the oats and a little less sweet. I froze a bunch of the batter and I pull them out when I want a nice warm treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2006
My friends never miss an invitation to dinner at my house because they assume I'll have these cookies. I use all whole wheat flour butter instead of margarine extra walnuts and fewer chocoate chips. One time I only had one egg so used 1/4 cup of canola oil. You just can't ruin them. Amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
My husband and I absolutely love these cookies. I used others advice and used only whole wheat flour and they still tasted great. I went one step further and used splenda and brown sugar splenda in place of the sugars. You can't go wrong with this recipe. We love it for a guilt free snack. Be sure not to overbake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2005
Okay omitted half the chocolate chips and the walnuts. Egg substitute for the eggs. 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup margarine. Yummy!!!!! Sort of crispy and chewy at the same time. I like these a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
yum! they were really good. I also as someone suggested used all whole wheat flour and butter instead of margarine. great recipe I'm glad I can now add a little virtue to my chocolate chip cookies;) btw-the dough is yummy too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
My entire family LOVES this recipe - we have thrown out all the other chocolate chip cookie recipes we used to use. These are easy to make and come out perfect every time! Soft and chewy and they keep their shape instead of flattening out into thin discs like lots of other recipes... Be careful not to over cook these! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2011
too much flour. and DONT use applesauce...makes it cake like and not in a good way! Read More
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