Wholemeal chocolate chip cookies

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  • Serves: 20

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Wholemeal chocolate chip cookies are perfect for dunking and ideal served with a cuppa! At 86 calories per cookie, you can make a batch to share with friends and the kids will love them too. This wholemeal cookie recipe is so simple that you can bake it with your little ones, plus the wholemeal flour is healthier than processed white flour. Bonus! Plus, it will give your cookies a unique flavour and texture.

If you want to be extra healthy, why not swap out the chocolate chips for raisins instead - they're just as nice and sweet!


  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 50g dark muscovado sugar
  • ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g margarine, softened and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 60g dark chocolate, broken into small chunks


  1. To make this cookie recipe, put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla extract and margarine in a food processor and pulse until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and yolk and pulse until combined.

  2. Tip the dough onto a floured work surface and sprinkle over the chocolate chunks. Bring together with your hands, then divide into 20 balls.

  3. Heat the oven to 160C fan, gas 4. Gently flatten each ball with the palm of your hand, then put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment
 – spread well apart (you may need 2 trays). Chill in the freezer for 10 mins, then bake for 8-10 mins.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 86(kcal)
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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