Why, you might ask, would I post a cookie recipe that has butter and sugar on a wholesome website with the name, "greenplaneteating"? Well, because making delicious cookies with butter and sugar is better for the planet than buying factory-made cookies that have contaminants such as HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP in them (see the little video clip at the bottom of this page). Baking your own goodies is better than supporting those factories that produce mass-produced desserts. Stick with me, and I will help you justify eating all kinds of wonderful things.
Better than usual Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup flaxseed meal
2 sticks butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
freshly ground Himalayan sea salt
Preheat convection oven to 350 degrees or regular oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 3 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
Stir together flours, baking soda, sea salt, and flaxseed meal in a small bowl and set aside.
Cream butter and both kinds of sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, then eggs, one at a time. Gradually mix in dry ingredients until batter is well-blended. Add chocolate chips. Blend well. Drop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Grind just a tiny bit of Himalayan sea salt over the tops of the cookies. Bake in convection oven, if possible, at 350 degrees, otherwise a regular oven at 375 degrees, for 9-11 minutes, until just beginning to look dry and golden. Remove parchment paper from cookie sheet to cool on wire rack.