How to make wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey

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    Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Exam time and everyone can feel the heat. Kids are studying for long hours. Studying for long is monotonous. To keep them active during studious spells, you need to give them healthy supplements. These Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies made a wonderful treat for my Ladoo.

    Most mothers pick wafers and frozen items for snacking purposes. But the health gets compromised with such snacking. Unhealthy food also reduce your ability to focus and retain learned information. I have explained a little bit about healthy snacking in Honey Glazed Almond Recipe. I had constantly advocated the need of healthy snacking in healthy eating habits.  Feel free to find my other healthy recipes for kids.

    Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies

    You need some food that help your child study well and keep him energized. This whole wheat cookie with honey, flex seed, wheat germ and Choco chips makes a perfect companion during the study time. “Journal of School Health” in April 2008, found a positive link between diet rich in nutritious food, including whole grains, and positive academic performance.

    This recipe has four super foods:

    Whole wheat: This provides the necessary glucose to the brain. The stabilized source of energy to a child brain helps them focus on study. Read the benefits of whole wheat at wholegrainscouncil.org.

    Honey: It is tremendous in preventing metabolic stress and achieve restful sleep. I have explained benefits of honey in my recipe of almonds glazed with honey.

    Flax seed: It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid. Omega 3 fatty acid is helpful in managing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Benefits of Flax seeds are explained beautifully on WebMD.

    Toasted Wheat Germ: Wheat germ is full of protein and fiber. The vitamins (B1 and B6) help proper mood chemicals. I have used Foodthink toasted wheat germ. Organic facts list down the benefits of wheat germ.

    Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ingredients

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    Items Quantity
    Whole Wheat Flour 150 gm
    Wheat Germ 50 gm
    Honey 30 gm
    Powdered sugar 50 gm
    Unsalted Butter 80 gm
    Baking Soda ½ tsp
    Flax Seed Powder 1 tbs
    Water 3 tbs
    Chocolate Essence 1 tsp
    Salt ¼ tsp

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    Calories Count

    Total Calories 1400
    Total Servings 16 Cookies
    Calories per Serving 87.5 per Cookie

    Disclaimer: The calories count mentioned above is calculated using Google as a reference point. The count could differ depending on type and quality of ingredient you are using. Sonlicious does not guarantee accuracy of these calculations.

    Instructions

    In a bowl, add whole wheat flour, wheat germ, butter, salt and sugar. Mix everything well until you get a crumbly mixture.

    Dry Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies

    In another bowl, dissolve flax seed powder into 3 tbs of water and set aside.

    Flax Meal

    Add honey and prepared flax seed solution to the crumbled mixture. Combine all these and make a dough. Don’t over knead the dough if you want your Chocolate Chip Cookies to be crunchy.

    Adding honey in Chocolate Chip Cookies flour

    Add chocolate chips to the dough and place the prepared dough into refrigerator for 20 minutes. If you want flat chocolate chip cookies there is no need to refrigerate the dough. You can simply shape and bake.

    Keeping the dough in refrigerator, helps to stabilize the butter. After shaping when cookies will go into oven, they will get enough time to rise. Whereas if you will bake cookies immediately after kneading the dough, cookies will spread because of the melted butter.

    Chocochips for Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Let’s Bake

    Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 °C. Divide the dough into 16 equal parts and shape each. I like my cookies to be soft and chewy so I purposely shaped them thick. Simply roll each portion into a smooth round ball and slightly flatten it. Place the shaped cookies on a baking tray leaving some space in-between.

    cookies before baking

    Bake these shaped cookies in a preheated oven at 160 °C for 18 min or until the edges turn golden. Once done take out the cookies out from the oven.

    Honey Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Place the cookies on a wired rack for some time and allow them to cool completely.

    Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

    As I said earlier, I like my cookies to be soft and chewy. I got perfect texture of my choice with this recipe. Once cool completely store these cookies in an airtight container.

    Chocolate Chip Cookies Texture

    Toasted Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 20 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 20 minutes
    Toasted Wheat Germ Chocolate Chip Cookies with Honey
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 20 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    16 Cookies 10 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    18 minutes 20 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: Cookies
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl, add whole wheat flour, wheat germ, butter, salt and sugar. Mix everything well until you get a crumbly mixture.
    2. In another bowl, dissolve flax seed powder into 3 tbs of water and set aside.
    3. Add honey and prepared flax seed solution to the crumbled mixture. Combine all these and make a dough.
    4. Add chocolate chips to the dough and place the prepared dough into refrigerator for 20 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 °C.
    6. Divide the dough into 16 equal parts and shape each.
    7. Place the shaped cookies on a baking tray leaving some space in-between.
    8. Bake these shaped cookies in a preheated oven at 160 °C for 18 min or until the edges turn golden.
    9. Once done take out the cookies out from the oven.
    10. Place the cookies on a wired rack for some time and allow them to cool completely.
    11. Once cooled completely store these cookies in an airtight container.
    Recipe Notes
    • I have used wheat germ for this recipe, in case you don’t have wheat germ, add 50 gm of wheat flour or oats. Rest of the recipe will remain same.
    • To make the recipe healthier I have added honey. You can substitute honey with 30 gm of brown/white sugar.
    • Baking time depends upon the shape. Thicker the cookies, more time required to bake.
    • You can replace flax seed solution with an egg.
    • Skip adding salt if you are using salted Butter.

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    8 COMMENTS

      • Hi Ranjani,
        There are other substitutes to butter, but they are unhealthy for example Margarine. You may use Ghee as well, however, it will increase the amount of calories per cookie.
        Regards
        Sonia

    1. Hi if I don’t wish to use honey, can I replace with milk and add some extra cane/ palm sugar? How much can I add and will it majorly affect the texture of the cookie?

      • Hi Arthi,

        Instead of honey you can use 30gm of palm sugar and add 2 table spoon of milk as well. The texture of the cookie will be slightly different and on a crunchier side.

        Regards
        Sonia

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