You don’t even need to tell your kids the healthful benefits of dark chocolate and whole wheat in this low in calories drop cookie recipe. They’ll just be delighted with the yummy lunch box treat. I recommend dark chocolate because of its flavonoids, which keep blood vessels clear and flowing.

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies
Serves 36
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/4 cup canola oil
  3. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  8. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  9. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  12. 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; beat into sugar mixture. Stir in chopped chocolate.
  2. Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 12 minutes or just until edges are set. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Makes about 36 cookies.
  1. Calories 74, Total Fat 4g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Protein 1g
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