• Hands-on Time

    15 min

  • Total Time

    10 min

  • Difficulty

    Not Too Tricky

  • Servings

    2 dozen

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Cherry Cookies: A Tasty Snack for Back to School


Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cherry Walnut Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries


Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cherry Walnut Cookies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine butter, yogurt, granulated and brown sugars in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat until well combined and creamy, about 3 minutes.

Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well combined and set aside.

In another large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and stir with a whisk until well-sifted.

Returning to the butter/sugar mixture, put mixture on low speed and add one third of the flour mixture. Mix gently to combine, then add another third of the flour mixture and stir again. Add the remaining flour and continue mixing gently for a few more seconds.

Add chocolate chips, walnuts and dried cherries and gently fold into the cookie dough using a rubber spatula until evenly mixed.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets and place in the oven. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 1 minute on cookie sheets before moving to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies. Store tightly in airtight containers for up to 1 week.