Homemade soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies made with whole wheat flour. This is an easy one-bowl recipe that kids, toddlers and parents will love!
Can you use Whole Wheat Flour for Chocolate Chip Cookies?
These cookies are 100% whole wheat.
Does whole wheat flour make cookies taste different?
Using whole wheat flour for cookies can sometimes alter the texture and density of them but you don’t have to worry about that with this recipe. These cookies are full of flavor, have just the right amount of chocolate chips and are so perfectly soft and chewy that they don’t taste like whole wheat flour cookies at all!
As a matter of fact they don’t even look whole wheat and most importantly, kids love them! There were no complaints from these two picky little kiddos. I still can’t believe that they didn’t notice.
Coming up with this whole wheat chocolate chip cookies recipe was a lot easier than I thought it would be. It’s adapted from my sprinkle cookies recipe; also easy and loved by kids. I just replaced a portion of the white sugar with brown sugar, upped the vanilla, replaced the sprinkles with chocolate chips and substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. It worked out perfectly. I love it when my baking experiments are a success on the first try!
Easy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy chocolate chip cookies recipe with few ingredients comes together in one bowl, without mixer, requires no chill time and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is the only homemade choc chip cookies recipe you’ll need for your kids and toddlers. These cookies are the perfect size for those little munchkins and they’re less than 100 calories each!
And with only 7 grams of sugar per cookie your kids won’t be bouncing off the walls after having a couple of them. You’re welcome! You can find the nutrition facts at the bottom of the recipe.
I’ve had whole wheat cookies before in the past but these definitely outshine all of the ones I’ve had. They have the most perfect texture; slightly crisp and chewy around the edges and super soft in the center. They taste especially great when warm.
This is definitely one to add to your list of kid-friendly baking recipes. And since this recipe was such a success I’m definitely going to see what other easy kid dessert recipes I can come up with. These chocolate chip cookies for toddlers and kids will become the star of treat time and the lunch box!
For more easy cookie recipes for kids and beginners check out my cookie archives.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream together butter, both sugars, and salt until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Add flour and baking soda and mix until dough is formed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
*Dough will be very soft and slightly sticky.
Form tablespoon-sized balls of dough and place onto the baking sheet spaced evenly apart (15 per sheet).
Bake for 8 minutes until the very edges are set. Do not over bake!
Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to cool completely.
Store immediately after cookies are fully cooled to prevent them from hardening or drying out.
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