Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

24 Dec 2012

Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

The past couple of days, my cooking has gone down the tubes. I don't know what it is, but I guess the Christmas magic has not been transferred into my fingers to make some delicious meals. So let's recap.

Since my boyfriend is leaving for Russia in about a month and still doesn't know how to cook anything, I told him I would teach him how to cook. We started by making borscht and perogies, since I have had success with making my dessert of blueberry perogies. This would seem like a good idea had we not spent 2 hours making it, and in the end he smells it, and says "this doesn't smell exactly like I have it at home". So we went out to eat.

Talk about a picky eater, he wouldn't even try it. Luckily the rest of my family love it. Maybe I will make it for Christmas. Maybe not. It's a day away, I better decide soon.

So instead of planning for what I'll make, I'm making some cookies. Because what's Christmas without cookies? To counter all the unhealthy, massive amounts of food you will be eating (or that I will be eating) try making these cookies. They are made out of rye flour, so heck, they are trying to be healthy. And I am trying to use up my rye flour. Win win, right? ;)

What you'll need:

-1 1/3 cups bread flour
-1 cup rye flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
-3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
-10 tablespoons butter, softened
-2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup chocolate chips


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until fully combined. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    4.   Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the cookie dough onto a lightly sprayed baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown, then transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.

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  1. Hi Cathleen, awesome cookies.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
    Have a nice week ahead,regards

  2. Merry Christmas! Great looking cookies!

  3. Interesting cookies with bread and rye flour. May I know how is the texture of cookies? I want to use up my rye flour too. Merry Christmas!

  4. This looks so cool! Ahah, I hope you`ve decided what were are making for tomorrow!

  5. I love your combo of both rye and bread flour! I've been wanting to try cookies with bread flour.

  6. Wholesome cookies! I need to try rye in cookies too.
    Happy Holidays!

  7. Ahh the rye flour! Good way to use it up :) merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours!

  8. i like healthy with lots of butter and chocolate chips ^^ this sounds like it ^^ hope you had a wonderful christmas spent with loved ones ^^ happy hols!

  9. wishing your bf safe travels...love these cookies!! And since today is Christmas...Merry Christmas, love!!! =)

  10. Happy Christmas to you, Cathleen! Interesting to see rye flour in cookies..

  11. Rye cookies sound delicious! You are absolutely sweet to try to teach your boyfriend how to cook! Please know that even though I'm not leaving too many comments, I'm still reading you!

  12. Teaching a boy how to cook is pretty much an impossible task, I've learned!

    LOVE these cookies. So cool that you used rye flour in them!

  13. I love the addition of Rye. Such a great idea.

  14. Interesting cookies. I don't think I have seen rye chocolate chip cookies anywhere!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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