Here's another recipe I found on allrecipes.com. I altered it a little bit since the original recipe was for 5 dozen cookies. Who needs 5 dozen cookies sitting around? Definitely not me. I also took out the nuts and exchanged honey for the white sugar that was originally called for. Here's my modified version:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour (I know that sounds redic, but it's what I did)
- 2 cups choc. chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, honey, and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the vanilla, salt, and baking soda until well blended, then mix in the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips last. Try not to over-mix once you add the flour.
- Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets so they are about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cookies are just starting to brown at the edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Instead of the chocolate chips, I chopped up two 4 oz bars of Ghirardelli chocolate--one semi sweet & one 60% cacao. Oh my word. The chocolate taste is superb. It does make a huge difference what kind of chocolate you use. As Ina would say, "Use good chocolate!"
I've never made these before so I wasn't sure how they'd turn out. I'm experimenting with whole wheat flour and so far I've been quite pleased with the results. You'd never miss the white flour in these cookies. The whole wheat flour gives the cookies a wonderful texture. And that chocolate...fantabulous.
Ryder too enjoyed them just as much as I did. (Just in case you're wondering--Ry wiped out face-first on the driveway yesterday--that's what that red spot is on his forehead. Poor guy.)
So give these cookies a try. I'm tellin' ya, you won't be disappointed. What an awesome afternoon snack--a couple of these puppies with a tall glass of milk--man oh man...deliciousness personified.