Last week I posted a series of links to other blog posts and one of them was whole wheat chocolate chip cookies by Orangette and of all the great ideas floating around, the idea of those cookies caught hold of Alex's imagination. So he turned to me and said "let's make whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, but not those chocolate chip cookies. I think you should make your cookies and just use all whole wheat flour."
Frankly I was stunned and not overly enthusiastic. I really didn't see the point of whole wheat chocolate chip cookies but as always I was willing to indulge his latest obsession (whole wheat everything) and made the cookies. We agreed that they should be vacuum sealed to hydrate the dough and I didn't end up having time to bake them for a couple of days so you can factor that into their evaluation.
These cookies were outrageous. Intensely buttery with a nutty wheat flavor balanced by the blend of milk and dark chocolate callets that we substituted for the chips. 100% percent whole wheat flour and absolutely delicious. And that's why I usually say yes to seemingly nutty requests, because you never know what will be an unexpected success.