Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Fill your cookie jar with these excellent cookies! They’re high in fiber yet studded with delicious dark-chocolate nuggets.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ cup ground oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and applesauce and beat well until smooth. Add vanilla, egg, and egg whites and beat until combined.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, ground oats, baking soda, and salt and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and hazelnuts.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7–10 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown and set. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ cup ground oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and applesauce and beat well until smooth. Add vanilla, egg, and egg whites and beat until combined.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, ground oats, baking soda, and salt and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and hazelnuts.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7–10 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown and set. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories120
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars10g
Protein2g