Has everyone given up on their healthy new year's resolutions yet? Have you been keeping up going to the gym, the dreadful treadmill, the elliptical, the yoga?! Are you sick of salad and smoothies and need a little butter in your life?
I will be honest, I'm not the type of person who makes New Year's resolutions. I just happened to join ClassPass starting this January and so far it has been an amazing experience. My favorite class I have taken so far is rowing. Have you tried it? It's insane! And I love it! It kind of reminds me of a cycling class except the machine requires you to actually move your entire body and I think it requires a little more effort. Especially when it's all about your numbers and strokes per minute and distance per minute and the instructor keeps hovering around you publicly yelling your numbers out. Way to get me motivated, right?! In between phases of rowing sprints/distance we get off the machine and do a series of exercises like push-ups, planks, mountain climbers, and squats. It is one of the best workouts I've ever done.
Too much talk about my sweaty work outs? Okay, on to butter and chocolate!
I'm a sucker for any and every type of chocolate chip cookie. It might just be my favorite dessert! I'm not going to claim this is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe either, because we all know that's a load of bananas. Instead, I will say it is a great variant on the chocolate chip cookie. The addition of whole wheat gives it a very unique and chewy texture, while the addition of Kosher salt gives it the perfect contrast it needs from the sweetness. I froze half of the dough and so now I have the wonderful (horrible) temptation of making these anytime I want. So far though, I've done a pretty good job of resisting. Although don't get me wrong--I think it's totally okay to splurge every now and then, especially if you've earned it!
Salted Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes 24)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp hot water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Kosher salt for topping
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Once smooth, add each egg one at a time, then add the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water then add to mixture. Next, combine the flour and salt and add to batter, combining until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips last.
Refrigerate overnight in sealed container or at least for 2 hours. This helps batter set!
On a greased baking sheet, drop cookie dough into 2 tablespoon-size balls. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Let cool on cooling each for 5 minutes.
Also! Here are a few other chocolate chip recipes I have seen across the web that sound amazing and definitely worth making!! Make sure to check them all out--I love all of these bloggers and think they are so so talented! (Link to blogs below each photo)
Erica at Nommable's Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cynthia at Two Red Bowl's Rosemary, Almond, and White Chocolate Chip Cookies