Use this recipe for a healthier approach to a Chunky Chocolate Cookie. Red Fife heirloom wheat adds a nutty flavor and rich color. Being a whole grain, it contains the bran and wheat germ for increased nutrition and healthy fiber. We recommend using date sugar for less of a glycemic spike. The point is, you can happily enjoy these cookies with less guilt!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: approximately 48 cookies


  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup date (or dark brown) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Red Fife heirloom whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups organic semi­-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs to the mixture and beat
  • well. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, then blend this
  • into the butter­/sugar mixture until well­ incorporated. Add the nuts and the chocolate chips and
  • mix thoroughly.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° F for 10­-12
  • minutes. Do not over ­bake. Yields about 4 dozen cookies.