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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!

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Author: A Kitchen Addiction
Serves: 24
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C quick oats
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 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.



Sunday 16th of August 2020

Love love love it! It was super chewy. I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Followed all other ingredients. Came out wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Great idea to add chopped pecans! I'll have to try that! :)


Friday 26th of July 2019

These looked amazing so I just tried them out. Turned out just as amazing as they looked! I added cinnamon and nuts for an extra kick ! Thanks for the great recipe !


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

I had to bake mine for 15 minutes. At 10 min, they looked 100% pale and undercooked. My oven has been calibrated.

Renee Brown

Thursday 5th of May 2016

My 3 toddlers are three days out from a stomach bug and they are so done with soup, crackers, and applesauce, so I was looking for a treat for them, but that would still be gentle on their tummies. This was perfect. Very mildly sweet, not greasy and sugary like a junk food cookie. I will make these again for sure.


Wednesday 17th of June 2015

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

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 18th of June 2015

I'm so glad you liked them!