youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo whatsapp Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Email Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More answers

Flour For Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Asked by Flower2975. Answered on 11th June 2019

Full question

Can the Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies be made with whole wheat flour?

Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo by Lis Parsons
Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
By Nigella
  • 14
  • 2

Our answer

Nigella's Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) are chocolate cookies studded with chocolate chips. They are made with regular plain (all-purpose) flour as this helps to give the cookies a crips exterior and a slightly soft interior. Wholemeal (whole wheat) flour is less refined than plain flour and the bran in this type of flour can cause a couple of problems. The bran absorbs quite a bit of liquid, which can make the cookies a little dry, and it also changes the texture of the cookies. So we would not recommend using all wholemeal flour.

It may be possible to use half wholemeal flour and half plain flour, though as we have not tried this combination we are unable to guarantee the results and the cookies will likely be a little dryer and crisper than the originals. You may also like to try Nigella's Triple Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies. These are made with buckwheat flour, which adds a delicious nutty flavour as well as being higher in fibre than plain flour.

Tell us what you think