This is my favorite cookie recipe! We make them once every week. I have actually started doubling the recipe because our family eats them so quickly! (I won’t give you the recipe doubled, because that is a lot of cookies, but remember that is always an option!)
These Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies only have 80 calories per cookie and this cookie is much healthier than most & we love it!
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (you can add more, but I don’t like them to be too chocolatey)
1 T. wheat germ, if you have it (or flax seed)
How to make them:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step #2- In a separate bowl, beat butter until fluffy. To the butter, add oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until creamy. Add the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Step #3- Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto the greased baking sheets.
Step #4- Bake cookies until firm around the edges and golden on top, about 12-14 minutes
Our kids love when I add extra chocolate chips to half of the batch… I make one tray and then add chocolate chips before baking another tray (I prefer them without many chocolate chips, so the first tray is for me. Yum!)
I hope that you enjoy that recipe as much as we do! We love to make cookies. It is just a way that our family bonds in the kitchen, taking turns, learning math and science in our real-life baking experiments. The kids love the way that the house smells when they come home from school to find a fresh batch of cookies in the oven!
If you are trying to make healthier cookies, a book that we love is Nourishing Cookies. She uses all natural (healthy) ingredients to make FANTASTIC cookies! They are all really good- I’m sure you’ll love them. (You can see more when you click on the picture below)
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