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Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies (100% Whole Wheat)

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So, I started writing this post as though today would be Friday. It isn’t Friday. It’s only Thursday. I guess I don’t need to say how long of a week it has been! I need a cookie.

If you’re having the same kind of week as me and need a cookie, too, I have just the ones that will cure “long week” blues. . .caramel dark chocolate chip oat cookies!

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Soft, chewy cookies loaded with gooey caramel and melty dark chocolate. They can make all kinds of situations better.

I highly recommend eating them warm and gooey from the oven with coffee, because coffee is needed for weeks like this.

But a large glass of milk will work, too! If you don’t eat them all while they’re warm, these cookies stay nice and chewy once cool.

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You won’t have to worry about how long they’ll keep, because they will be eaten up in no time! So go make yourself a batch of cookies and power through the last two days of the week!


What makes these cookies even better is that they are a part of OXO‘s Bake a Difference campaign in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit organization founded by two OXO employees inspired by their son’s battle with cancer. During the month of September, OXO is donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for every blog post that is dedicated to this campaign.

You can help too! OXO is also donating 25 cents per specially marked item in support of pediatric cancer as part of its $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers! You can view eligible products here.

Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies (100% Whole Wheat)
Author: A Kitchen Addiction
Serves: 24
  • 1 3/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 C quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C soft caramels, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, wheat flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, cream together butter, honey, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla beat until creamy. Stir in dry ingredients until combined. Stir in chocolate and caramel.
  4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges start to turn light golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I received OXO products to help support this campaign. Thank you for helping me support this cause!

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.


Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Hi, Jessica! Perhaps others may know this answer too, but could you substitute the caramel squares for those little Kraft Caramel ball doohickeys?? Or are those better for just melting down?

Thank you!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 21st of October 2014

Yes, you can. The only thing that would be a little different is that the caramel wouldn't melt down as much in the cookies. However, feel free to use them if that's what you have on hand or don't want to take the time to chop up the other ones! :)

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Thursday 25th of September 2014

So you're telling me these are semihealthy because of whole wheat + oats AND that they have caramel and dark chocolate??! I'M IN LOVE!


Monday 22nd of September 2014

Mmm, these are my kind of cookies! I'll take 2 dozen please! ;)

Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe

Friday 19th of September 2014

Hi Jessica, I've just found your blog and I wanted to let you know I think it's amazing! I'll be definitely following you from now on!

I love love love oat cookies, they're my favorite kind of cookies and I'am always looking for new recipes and flavor combos, so you can bet these little beauties will appear in my kitchen really soon!

xo, Elisa


Thursday 18th of September 2014

the flavors in these cookies sound phenomenal, and I love that they're 100% whole wheat! such a great cause, too. :)