4 of 5 (96)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.7
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.1 mg
  • Sodium: 111.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Submitted by: GINNYPENNY
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Introduction

Classic chocolate chip cookies with slightly modified ingredients to make them healthier, yet just as tasty as the original. Classic chocolate chip cookies with slightly modified ingredients to make them healthier, yet just as tasty as the original.
Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup Spenda
    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

SparkPeople Sponsored Video


Directions

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 onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Bake 13-18 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.



Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GINNYPENNY.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    54 of 54 people found this review helpful
    Awesome after a few adjustment plus 85 cal. per cookie.1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce. 1 whole egg and 1/2 bag of chocolate chips. Perfect! Plenty of chips in each cookie, batch made 36 nice size cookies. This is the best lower calorie cookie I've made so far and hubby loved them. - 12/21/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Used sugar instead of Splenda & also used 2 whole egg (why just yolk? the white is just extra protein!) 11-13 min. for my oven depending on cookie size & I didn't use parchment, just on the sheet. 2nd time making recipe used only 1/4 cup butter -still just as good as the classic & healthier. YUM! - 9/6/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I modified the recipe: 1/2c rolled oats, 1/2 c white flour, 1/4 c splenda brown sugar, 1/4 c margarine, 3/4 c applesauce and 3/4 cup chocolate chips all other ingredients stayed the same. I got 36 cookies and calculations are: Calories- 109, Fat - 4.8, Carbs 16.1 and protein - 1.8. Cookies are small - 8/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I've made cookies with 100% whole wheat forever. I never use white flour. Wheat makes them have a more robust flavor. These are good, but I didn't use the Splenda since sugar is not an issue for me and I don't like using chemically created products if I don't have to. - 10/3/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Instead of all purpose flour I used a combination of brown rice and oat flour. My family loved the cookies and they hate 'healthy' foods. Thank you for sharing this great recipe! - 1/16/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    DD's comments: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside!! They were definitely a big hit. I don't own Splenda, so I just used sugar. I also don't own butter but used margarine instead. They were great! - 5/3/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    i made these cookies last month only used honey instead of splenda. They are great if you like healthy whole wheat flour! - 12/15/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I substituted 1/2 C organic cane sugar + 1/4 C Sucanat for the Splenda. They turned out great, a wonderful choc. chip cookie recipie! - 4/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I've done this for years, plus I add 1/2c wheat germ and 1/2c oatmeal...in place of 1/2 c ww flour and 1/2 cup reg. flour. - 8/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    GREAT recipe for my newly worsened diabetes!!!! I put 1/2 c Splenda and 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce. I love these cookies and I know they're healthy for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! - 8/23/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 10 of 14 people found this review helpful
    You can also use stevia in place of the sugar. It is a natural sweetner and great for diabetics as well. - 8/26/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe!!! I've never used whole wheat flour or applesauce as swaps in recipes before. I will definitely do it again. I like these better than the normal TollHouse recipe! I did the 1/4 butter with 3/4 applesauce swap and I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Awesome-Thx! - 1/29/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Okay, but they didn't 'flatten' like normal cookies and get chewy. Flavor was good, though I have found healther low cal recipes for these. - 2/25/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. A lot better right when they're made than after stored for the next day. - 9/1/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    we really liked this recipe.. yummy.. we added walnuts.. thanks for the recipe - 8/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    The cook time was way too long... I burnt the first batch so I changed the oven to 350 and only left the cookies in for 10 mins. Also, I used one whole egg instead of the 2 yolks (as I dont like to waste an egg) Overall, I got good reviews on these from our cookie exchange. - 12/22/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. Now I can have a healthier version and they are delicious! - 12/9/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe as a basis for "monster cookies". Like others, I lessened the butter and increased the applesauce. Instead of just chocolate chips, I had those, peanuts and M&Ms. Thanks so much!! - 11/13/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try these. I've made a variation for years but never could quite get it right! I like using minichips. - 8/29/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    *Very* good on flavor and pretty cookie (nice round mound)! Pretty high in calories but a good alternative for gifting to those not "dieting." - 12/10/07

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great. I substituted 1 1/2c whole wheat pastry flour for the whole wheat. I didnt use splenda. I used organic cane juice crystals, two eggs instead of just yokes. My family will never know.:) - 10/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made them today!! Wow are they good!!! I used Splenda for both the white and the brown sugar and dark chocolate chips for a little extra "antioxidant" boost :-} Thank you!! These are a keeper and will be made again and again!!! - 4/17/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These cooked slightly dry for me on the outside, even with adjusting the bake time downward with each subsequent batch. Still, they were quite tasty. I don't think there will be any left in the cookie jar here by the end of the week. ^_^ - 12/8/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Will be making these again - 8/23/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    BIG HIT. WILL MAKE AGAIN. - 8/23/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good, my anti heath food family didn't notcie a difference! swapped out some of the butter for applesauce, and used the whole egg.. - 1/20/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    instead of all purpose flour I used whole wheat pastry flour and I used smart balance sticks for the butter. My husband likes them heated up slightly in the microwave, delish! - 12/31/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The cookies tasted great, but were crumbly. I will use 2 whole eggs next time instead of just egg yolks. - 12/15/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these last night & shared them w/neighbors & they got a wonderful review. DH said this recipe is a keeper. So I will be making this recipe again. I did change the butter to 1/4 cup (1 stick) & the applesauce (unsweeten) to 3/4cup & 2 eggs instead of egg yolk & only 1/2 bag of chips ty - 11/17/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe. I know my family will enjoy! - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Our favorite cookie recipe! My modifications: Omitted salt; used sugar (1/2 c.); 1/4 c. margarine; 3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce and whole eggs. Sometimes I add 1/2 c. cocoa and/or 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or almonds--with or without the chocolate chips! - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'd rather eat a slice of genuine whole wheat bread with a pat of butter, then savor 5 chocolate chips one at a time. - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Making these for sure but with brown sugar splenda and part oatmeal and going to use less choc chips might add some dried cranberries to it - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not as good as my not-so-good for me recipe, but I am impressed! They are tasty little things & great with my coffee! - 9/6/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved these! I'd probably halve the chips next time. - 6/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The kids loved these. I typically don't care much for choco chips, but they made these cookies! They didn't flatten as they cooked but it made them sort of fluffy. Very good! Next time I will cut backon the butter and sub with more applesauce to cut additional calories. - 2/8/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    they were more like muffins than cookies. probably wouldn't make this again. - 1/24/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The ingredients in calorie counts don't match those of the recipe. Butter's listed twice; applesauce is missing; the chocolate chips pkg is 6 oz, not 12; therefore the calories are totally off per cookie.
    Recipes with errors like this given are Editor's Choice?
    - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe can be changed to lower the fat, salt, increase the protein and fiber with just a few simple adjustments. I agree with others. These need adjusting to be healthier. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    MAYBE I MISSED IT, BUT HOW MANY IS IN A SERVING? IF IT IS JUST ONE, THEN THE CALORIES ARE TOO HIGH FOR ME. I WOULD HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS. THEY WOULD BE A HEALTHIER CHOICE FOR MY KIDS THAN REGULAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will make these cookies. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used pure can Zulka sugar instead of the splenda, but used Splenda brown sugar instead of regular brown sugar, used what we had, also added chopped walnuts to it. My family loves them and I also took them to a local Meet & Greet, big hit! - 1/11/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to make these. I have so much wheat flour and always looking for new recipes and my grandchildren love cookies. - 12/11/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    how many cookie per serving. Am I to assume that its 1 cookie for 150 calories. - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The calorie content is pretty high, 148 calories per cookie? Am I reading this right? - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm interested in trying healthier versions of cookie recipes so will probably try this soon. I will probably add only 1/2 bag of chips, either regular or mini. - 3/16/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe soon but I will use egg beaters for the egg yolk and substitute a healthier margarine instead of the butter (and will cut back on the salt by at least 50% because there is salt in the margarine). I also agree with MCDean52 and use unsw applesauce and cut back on Splenda a bit. - 8/23/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • These didn't spread out like I expected, turned out kind of like little lumps. But they were surprisingly satisfying. I enjoyed the one I ate, but it didn't leave me craving 5 more like regular choc. chip cookies. - 2/25/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Yummy! Made them with my 3 year old. She loves them! I wish that there was one big fat cookie that didn't have so much calories in it! But I can control myself...I think haha :) Thank you!!! - 2/27/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I didn't have any applesauce so I mashed up some canned pears instead and only used 1/2 bag of chocolate chips. Awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing it. - 1/14/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I did my own substitutions, I put in 1/2 cup Truvia baking sweetener for the Splenda, and then put in only 1/2 cup light brown sugar, I also used dark chocolate chips (6 ounces) and they turned out great, a little stronger flavor than regular chocolate chips, but my subs made it into 86 cal/cookie - 12/6/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Was hoping to find a healthier alternative to the classic chocolate chip cookie and this is just the ticket! Quite tasty. Will try some of the suggested tweaks on subsequent tries. - 12/18/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Don't have splenda, so I had to use sugar, and didn't have quite enough butter so I just used what I had on hand and hoped for the best. But they turned out wonderfully, and I'll be coming back to this recipe every time I need to make chocolate chip cookies! - 12/11/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very good recipe. Thank you. - 12/9/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • The cookies work better if you strain the applesauce first.
    I also add more applesauce and less butter than the recipe calls for. - 12/9/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • These are delicious! My whole family loves them. My husband even asked me to make some for his boss because he loved them too. Thanks. - 10/13/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • there very good - 9/23/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This sounds good, but I'm confused. The calories per ingredient don't add up. The 48 cals for the choc. chips is based on a 6oz pkg, the recipe uses a 12oz. The butter is listed twice at two different calorie counts. I can calculate the calories, but it's misleading if you're not paying attention. - 4/17/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • What is this Spenda you speak of? :) Thy sound great...I'll try them this weekened. - 4/11/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I was wondering why you wouldn't use all whole wheat flour? And I often wonder why people use Spenda instead of sugar... it is even worse than sugar! Evaporated cane sugar is a great alternative! Spark on! - 4/3/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • no calories in these--- and good too! - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • been trying alot of new healther recipes with whole wheat,and applesauce,soforth,going to try these this weekend,thanks - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Way too high in calories foe one cookie?? - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • children and grandchildren and of course my husband loves these cookies . so i do not eat them . but they smell good ; - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • If the yield is 3 dozen cookies and there are 36 servings to a batch, a serving would be one cookie. - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • according to my Mother. I am not too keen on cookies. - 4/1/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • These cookies were so moist and yummy. I brought them to a work potluck and they were gone before I could take my break and eat another one and that's in an hour and a half! I did however substitute to splenda blends, 1/4 c smart butter, and 3/4 c apple sauce. - 2/23/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very good! I made them the evening before a food day cat work. Very simple and convenient. - 2/8/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Can be better! - 1/8/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Great recipe! These cookies made our Christmas awesome! We ended up using all whole wheat flour instead of any all purpose. - 1/6/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very good; I used 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce and white sugar and splenda brown sugar. - 1/3/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Family loved!! - 12/16/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Great recipe. Been looking for a healthy recipe for Choc. chip cookies. I plan on using half choc. moresels and half christmas M&M's to make them Christmassy for the holidays. I'm going to try using all-bran cereal instead of the whole wheat flour and omit the salt too. - 12/14/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am so anxious to taste these! - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • who would have thought you could use whole wheat flour - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I stopped baking, once I started dieting. - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How did SparkPeople know I'm making chocolate chip cookies today? Thank you for this recipe! - 12/9/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hmmm I'm still looking for a choco chip cookie using STEVIA not Splenda. Not sure if I will make these or not. I love whole wheat so that would be good, done that before with choco chip cookies. I need to experiment with stevia or maybe lankanto (sp?) - 8/27/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! - 3/5/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will try very soon. - 1/22/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is something I have to buy the ingredients before I can make. I am looking forward to it though because it is healthier. I do wish, like it's been said, the serving sizes would be stated. Thank you for the recipe. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have tried to enter my own recipe to use the calorie calculator, I cannot find the place to enter the recipe it will not open for me under the instructions given. I would really like to break down my own recipes. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this - I used to make them all the time - perhaps this will help us cut calories and give us a little treat. I liked the adaptations too as I don't do chemical additions like Splenda. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying to do more with whole wheat so this is great! - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm gonna give these a try... - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will definitely try these cookies! - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These seem just right to a guy who likes a cookie sometimes? - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful!!! - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    god stuff, just used sugar instead - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow, but how do I eat just one cookie? - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm surprised only one person has commented on the salt - the cookies taste just as good without any. - 1/19/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy, will try them soon. - 1/2/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Uses real butter and all-purpose flour! Unfortunately, uses fake sugar. I only use real sugar. - 12/29/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    They sound really good - will have to try this recipe! - 12/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    made these for a cookie exchange party ... made smaller cookies n added a kiss on top while still hot....no chips inside. they were great. - 12/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This one I most certainly will try. My hubby and grandchildren love chocolate chip cookies. I prefer to give them the healthy version since they are going to eat them. - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try it!! - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe. Will try it this week. - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks like something I could make and my whole family would enjoy! Thanks for sharing :O) - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have to try this one! - 12/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No