Here's your new cookie jar staple. This recipe for classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies gets a healthy boost with whole-wheat flour and uses less sugar and butter than traditional recipes. Don't hesitate to make a double batch--they're so satisfying they'll be gone fast.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, November 2017


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture, oats and chocolate chips; stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Drop level tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, making 12 cookies per batch.

  • Bake until golden brown on the bottom, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.


To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

196.7 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.1g 8% DV; sugars 15.9g; fat 8.8g 14% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 199.9IU 4% DV; folate 6.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 42.3mg 4% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 16.6mg 6% DV; potassium 88.3mg 3% DV; sodium 148.4mg 6% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 15g.

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