Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a deliciously soft cookie worthy of teatime OR breakfast time. That's right, we said BREAKFAST!

Sometimes I look for excuses to eat cookies for breakfast. Okay, okay, it's actually all the time.

Now that I think about it, I think I’ve talked about cookies for breakfast with you before … *rustle rustle* Yup!

Sure did right here, in my chocolate protein cookies recipe. Alaina even got in on the action too, with her apple pie breakfast cookies!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Photo

Apparently it's an ongoing theme here on Food Fanatic and also in my house! I don’t hear anyone complaining though so I’ll take that as an “It’s ok, Steph, I totally want to eat cookies for breakfast too, so please keep pushing the matter, and whatever you do, don’t give up!”

Sweet. Glad we're all on the same page.

Now don’t get any weird ideas like I’m trying to feed you sugar and butter-laden cookies for breakfast or something. You know I’m serving you up the healthy, but oh so delicious variety.

Whole wheat flour, minimal fat and sugar… pumpkin! (See you’re eating veggies for breakfast, you my friend are a nutritional rockstar!!!) ROCKSTAR. FACT.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Picture

Okay, on to the recipe! These are a soft cookie due to the pumpkin and low fat nature of them.

I’ve tried to make a low fat cookie that was also super crispy, but it’s pretty much impossible. Fat = crispy.

It’s a fact of life. BUT these guys DO have a nice crisp edge to them straight out of the oven.

Once they sit for a while though, they turn into pure delicious soft goodness. Moral of the story? If you want a crisp cookie, eat them RIGHT out of the oven.

This puts a bit of a crimp in the whole easy on-the-go breakfast idea. Takeaway being: soft yummy cookies are your go-to easy breakfast.

Crisp cookies are your get-up-early-and-bake-cookies, not-so-quick breakfast.

Bake.

Serve with milk. Chow chow chow!!

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Wheat Germ, optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • dash of Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until incorporated (by hand).
  5. Place heaping tablespoonfuls of the batter on to a greased cookie sheet or a silicon baking mat.
  6. With wet fingers, gently press down the balls to flatten them out.
  7. Bake about 15-17 minutes (or until lightly crisped on top).

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Author: Steph S.
Recipe Yields: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 117

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
6%
  Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Sodium 55mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 11g
5%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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Stephanie loves to eat, and eat healthy. Both on Steph Chows and here, you'll find healthy recipes full of flavor and good-for-you goodies.