Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies are loaded with all your favorites. Chewy oatmeal, chunks of dark chocolate, and tangy Craisins! You will instantly fall in love with them!
My husband is the definition of a cookie monster. He doesn't discriminate against any cookie. Justin Bilyeu loves them all.
The Story of How Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies Came to Be
I started making these cookies for dessert after our dinners when we were first dating. We baked them together and would try all different kinds and we ended up having the idea one night to make up our own.
Things that needed to be included:
That's pretty much it. 🙂
We tried to make them "healthier" by adding whole wheat flour. That makes me laugh but it actually works really well. He always had oatmeal on hand, so we threw that in too.
We tossed in some Craisin's, because why not and walaa! The Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Cookies were born. We just call the "Team Bilyeu" cookies for short.
It took many months to perfect but we finally did! Some weeks I'd just make half of the recipe. I would bake half of that and then we would scarf down the other half of the cookie dough as we waited for the others to bake. 🙂
Those were the days....
Wait we still do that.
Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies became such a staple that they had their public debut as one of the desserts at our wedding!
** some "high quality and original Instagram filtered" pictures of TB Cookies & desserts in the preparation process for our wedding. Cookies everywhere!!*
What All Are in These Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies?
- chewy oatmeal
- whole wheat floour
- dark chocolate chunks (not chips)
- juicy, tangy Craisin's
- plus all your regular cookie things
Begin by creaming the butter and sugars together. Add in your egg and vanilla. Mix. Then your flours & leavening agents. Mix. Finally finishing with adding in the dark chocolate chunks and Craisin's. Scoop. Bake. Eat.
Why Dark Chocolate Chunks and Not Chocolate Chips?
Personally, I prefer chunks not chips in all my cookies for one simple reason.
The chunks melt so much better than chocolate chips do. the chips have stabilizers in them to help keep there shape, which is fine, but they don't really melt from that shape.
When you use chunks or rough chop a chocolate bar to use, you have irregular chocolate pieces that melt into tiny chocolate pools hat you can't wait to sink your teeth into.
Chips can definitely be used, I just prefer the elating quality, taste, and look of melty dark chocolate-y chunks.
We hope these Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies will bring you the same yummy joy they bring in our house. Or inspire you to come up with your own cookie recipe. Stay up with your loved ones having sweet conversations late into the night eating cookie dough. You will never regret looking back and remembering those moments!
Below are some pictures from our wedding. My family cooked all of the food and it was the best day ever! We decided on a dessert bar with just a small cake to cut and Homemade Caramel Corn for wedding favors. We were up to our ears in desserts for 3 months before!Print