Thursday, April 10, 2014

Whole Wheat Pecan Cookies with White Chocolate Bottoms

Are you one of those people who cringe when you hear the word 'whole wheat'? Don't be scared! Whole-wheat anything can taste good - as long as you cook/bake properly (: I think whole wheat has that grainy texture and a distinct smell and I thought that adding some sort of 'nuts' will blend very well (which it did!) and who can say no to white chocolate?? This is a very simple yet yummy recipe that I hope that you all enjoy (:

Servings: 22 cookies

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used canola) 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 handful raw pecans 
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients: whole-wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the egg, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and unsweetened soy milk. 
  • Add the dry ingredients in about 3 batches to the wet ingredients until you have that 'doughy' texture.
    **You may need to add more soy milk depending on the consistency of the batter (when it doubt, eye-ball it and go with your 'gut' feeling!) 
  • Add the raw pecans. 
  • Bake for about 11 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown. 
  • Once you take them out from the oven, using a regular soup spoon to press down the cookies while they are still warm. 
  • While the cookies are cooling down, in a microwave-safe bowl, pour the white chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 seconds increments on high until the chocolate is melted. 
  • Once the white chocolates are melted, place the bottom of the cookies on the melted chocolate, and place them on a parchment paper until the chocolate solidifies. 
The dough lined nice a pretty on the baking sheet 

White chocolate on the bottom of the cookies!

The bottom of the cookies 

And now you have delicious whole-wheat pecan cookies with white chocolate bottoms (: 
I typically like my cookies warm because it'll have that ooey-gooey texture; but this one tastes good even when it's cooled. It still has that softness, which I love about cookies !

**Just because these cookies are whole-wheat, it does NOT make it a 'healthy' cookie. I mean, it's 'healthier' than other cookies that are processed or store-bought, but they still do contain sugar, which is not recommended to be consumed excessively. (1) The American Heart Association recommends limiting amounts of added sugar. The AHA recommended daily intake of added sugar for women is 6 teaspoon and 9 teaspoon for men. That is 24 grams for women and 36 grams for men. So please take control of your OWN health, and eat in moderation (: 

Well then, now that I have stated my disclaimer... 
Thank you for visiting NBB! 

From my kitchen to yours, Happy Baking! 


(1) American Heart Association (2014). Added Sugars. Retrieved from

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