Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you love chocolate chip cookies and want something a bit healthier, look no further! This recipe comes from Elaine Sopiwnyk, Director, Grain Quality.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1½ C brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ C whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ⅓ C wheat germ
  • 1½ C chocolate chips


Cream butter with brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour, baking soda, salt, rolled oats and wheat germ; mix well.

Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375ºF (190ºC) for 8½ minutes.

*Variation: Raisin Cookies – substitute 1½ C raisins and add 2 tsp cinnamon.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s what Elaine had to say about why she chose this recipe:

“I chose this recipe because it’s one of my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipes to make. Since this recipe contains whole wheat flour, wheat germ and oats I know that these cookies will have higher fibre content than cookies made with white flour. These cookies are also a family favourite – whenever I make these they don’t last long in our house! If someone is looking for a recipe for a soft and healthier chocolate chip cookie they should give this a try – I’m pretty certain they will like it!”

Elaine joined Cigi in 2000 and currently holds the position of Director, Grain Quality. In this role she works with senior staff in Cigi’s technology areas guiding work related to the assessment of grain quality, collaborates with industry members on quality-related initiatives, and communicates with the grain industry value chain regarding Cigi quality data and results. Elaine has considerable knowledge related to methods used to analyze wheat and flour quality which she gained through her previous role as Head of Analytical Services at Cigi.