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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier chocolate chip cookies, made with whole wheat flour and coconut sugar, will satisfy your cookie cravings without giving you a sugar crash.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a regular (not non-stick - see below) cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and coconut sugar until significantly lighter in colour, for about two minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat again until fully combined and fluffy.
  3. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until no streaks of flour remain. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. If you have time, the flavour of these cookies benefits from overnight refrigeration. If you don't have time, don't worry about it. They're still awesome without chilling.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon to shape even amount of dough 6 cm (2 inches) apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes for crisp edges and a chewy centre. They should be lightly browned.
  7. Remove and leave the cookies on the pan for five minutes before removing and placing on a cooling rack.
  8. These cookies are amazing frozen, especially in hot summer weather. They stay chewy and don't really get hard in the freezer.