Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe l

I’ve been wanting to make a healthier chocolate chip cookie for awhile, but my problem always came in the texture of them. I’m a huge fan of chewy cookies. Unfortunately, a lot of cookies that are made with whole wheat flour lose that chewy aspect and end up as more of a soft, puffy cookie. These cookies, however, are chewy! (They also contain oats, which makes for a good cookie in my mind!)

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe l

Don’t be turned off by the fact that oats and whole wheat flour are the base of these cookies. They are still moist and chewy. No dry, sawdust whole wheat cookies here! If you’re still a bit wary, you can use white whole wheat flour. But, you will discover that whole wheat flour in cookies can not only work but also taste good!

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe l

You may also be surprised to discover that the main sweetener is honey. If you want to use all honey as your sweetener, feel free to swap out the brown sugar for a bit more honey. I just used a bit of brown sugar to give the cookies that caramel-y flavor that I love in chocolate chip cookies!

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Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Serves: 24
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • ½ C honey
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ C quick oats
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ C chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with a silicone mat or with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter, honey, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop cookies by tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minuets or until edges just start to turn golden brown. Centers will appear slightly undercooked.
  5. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store leftovers in an airtight container.


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  1. WIN on the chewy cookie front! And I love that these are totally health food. (AKA an acceptable breakfast option)

  2. These sound awesome! Love the idea of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

  3. Yum yum yum! I love that the main sweetener is honey! These loo fantastic, and I bet it gives them a beautiful sweetness! Thanks for the recipe, who doesn’t love chewy chocolate chip cookies?!

  4. I’ll take a plate full please! Love the honey in these too, what a cool twist!

  5. Ouh la la! Kinda want to make this right now!! Why are cookies so good. Wonder how these would taste if you substitute coconut oil for the butter? Might have to try that! Happy FAT Tuesday :)

  6. these sound great! i love cookies that don’t taste healthy, and i bet the honey makes the flavor incredible!

  7. I love variations on the classice chocolate chip cookie! These look delicous. :)

  8. Jessica, I am a chewy cookie lover to the max! I’m loving the whole action in these cookies… the whole wheat, the oatmeal, and the texture looks like they are scrumptious!

  9. I love chewy cookies, so delicious!

  10. Your cookies look perfect! I was making oatmeal cookies yesterday but they weren’t nice and domed like yours so I put it on the back burner for another day. I bet your recipe is delicious!

  11. Oooo these look awesome! I actually really like whole wheat flour in cookies – I feel like it can up the almost nuttiness or something! And I love that these are chewy!

  12. I love incorporating whole grains into treats so that you can feel good about the indulgence! These look like the perfect snack or even breakfast to me!

  13. Love that these are whole wheat:) These look super

  14. Martha in KS says:

    This recipe looks great. Since I’m eating low-carb, I did the math & these came in at 16 carbs each.

  15. I will take a whole dozen of these, please! I love that they are chewy and made with whole grains!

  16. I’m with you on oats and chewy cookies – these sound so good! Perfect regular-rotation cookies :)

  17. Yepp, I’ve discovered this is the secret as well. Chewy whole wheat cookies means oats (which are awesome in cookies so yeah, no hatin’)! Yours look PERFECT. Like….just super comforting. The best snack!

  18. Chewy is a MUST in my book to with any cookie! These look fabulous!

  19. Whole wheat and oats… love how you made these healthier. :) YUM!

  20. I agree with Ramona! I am such a fan of whole wheat and oats. These look great! I am so glad that you wanted to create a recipe that maintained the texture of what a “traditional” cookie should be, while secretly making them a healthier treat. Great job!

  21. I love how these cookies are not only nice and healthy, but still remain chewy, because chewy cookies are definitely the best!

  22. A healthier chocolate chip cookie?? I’m all in on this idea! These look absolutely fabulous and I never could say no to an oatmeal cookie. :)

  23. These cookies are gorgeous! I am loving this!

  24. I’ve been looking for whole-wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for the longest time and boy were these a hit!!! I’m not much of a cookie person — I just make them for my family but I could not get enough!!! They are so chewy – the consistency and texture are wonderful. My husband ate the first batch in a whole sitting!

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!! This is definitely a keeper :]

  25. These were great and I used a flax egg and vegan butter! I don’t cook so this was a huge win for me!!

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