12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


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One of our members took the classic chocolate chip cookie and gave it just a little tweak to make it healthier. The good news is that this version is just as tasty as the original.

This version also uses a sugar substitute to lower the calories.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (unsalted, and softened)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12-ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips

    Nutrition Info:
    Calories: 148.7
    Fat: 8.9 g
    Find the full nutrition info here.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    In a large bowl sift together flours, baking soda and salt.

    In a separate bowl cream together Splenda, brown sugar, butter, applesauce, egg yolks and vanilla extract.

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and pour in chocolate chips. Stir until combined; don't overmix.

    Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

    Bake 13-18 minutes.

    Yields 3 dozen cookies.

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    • 16
      Sounds very similar to one I make in the sparkrecipes, but this one has more calories. Thanks for submitting. - 1/1/2011   4:04:35 PM
    • 15
      Sounds like a good cookie! I'm not much of a cook...love to find these at the grocery store! - 12/26/2010   11:04:05 PM
      Too many calories FOR ONE COOKIE!!! - 12/11/2010   9:12:34 PM
    • 13
      If U hit the orange "here" button under Nutrition Info, it tells U 36 servings in the recipe. So I'm sorry, 148 cals for a cookie that has artificial sweetener in it to lower cals, isn't that great. I'm not impressed.

      All purpose - 12/11/2010   7:26:19 PM
    • 12
      Blah, another cookie with artificial sweetener. My stomach can't handle any of them :( - 12/10/2010   5:59:02 PM
      If the recipe call for white and brown sugar, I omit the white sugar. I also use dark CC's. Yum! - 12/10/2010   4:47:33 PM
    • 10
      Walmart has great value sweetner that is splenda. Cost almost 2 dollars less. - 12/10/2010   11:19:36 AM
    • GMAGEE
      I don't buy or use Splenda - too expensive! I usually just cut down on the total sugar amount in cookie recipes. There used to be a mashed prune product on the market, but it seems to have disappeared (maybe I was the only one buying it!), and that worked well as a sugar substitute in baking cookies. - 12/10/2010   11:16:18 AM
      Can't wait to bake them. - 12/10/2010   5:59:01 AM
    • 7
      Think I'll add some date bits so Dh will eat more and me less. - 12/9/2010   11:14:55 PM
    • 6
      Chocolate Chips Cookies is one of my family favorites so I will be doing this one for sure. - 12/9/2010   2:53:41 PM
    • BUSYRAE42
      I can't use Splenda- everytime I do the finished item gives me a headache that's metallic. Is this the one that is measured as an equivalent? I'd like to use the wholewheat flour but real sugar. - 12/9/2010   11:27:51 AM
    • VITAL23
      You can also use the Splenda Brown sugar and no all purpose flour just wheat flour, I made these about 2 years ago, they turned out ok, not quite as good as regular Chocolate Chips but much lower in calories. My serving size was about 125 for 3 cookies . But that was with egg whites Spenda Brown Sugar and no all purpose flour just wheat. - 12/9/2010   9:41:39 AM
    • SUNSHINE0892
      How many cookies per serving? - 12/9/2010   9:37:06 AM
    • 2
      Is 1 cookie 1 serving? - 12/9/2010   9:22:34 AM
    • 1
      i make these, but i use dark chocolate chips instead of milk or semi-sweet chocolate. they are amazing! - 12/9/2010   8:30:05 AM

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