Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


This makeover recipe was one of the favorites chosen for our 30th anniversary issue. Tahini gives this cookie a subtle sesame flavor.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
45 cookies


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup tahini

  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • cup granulated sugar

  • cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk oats, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat tahini and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended into a paste. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until well combined. Beat in egg, then egg white, then vanilla. Stir in the oat mixture until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

  3. With damp hands, roll 1 tablespoon of the dough into a ball, place on a prepared baking sheet and flatten until squat, but don't let the sides crack. Continue with the remaining dough, spacing the flattened balls 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake the cookies, switching pans back to front and top to bottom halfway, until golden brown, about 16 minutes. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Let the pans cool for a few minutes between batches.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for longer storage.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 40IU 1%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 55mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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