Semi-Healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Let’s just say that these semi-healthy whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies are kid approved. And we all know kids don’t lie about cookies. So you can bake these with confidence!


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (this is as far back as I’ve cut it so far. I think you could definitely get away with 3/4 cup, just haven’t tried it yet myself!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (can replace 1/2 cup with wheat germ and add a few TBSP flax meal)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • sprinkle sea salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 bag choc chunks (I prefer chunks to chips–these are big, hearty cookies!)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and set aside. Mix softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla until creamy (no mixers! get your work out! use those arm muscles!). Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture stirring in a little at a time until all the flour mixture is in and you have a creamy batter. Add oatmeal, chips, and nuts and mix.

Place spoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool on racks. Sample. 🙂

—replace chocolate chips with raisins and add 1 tsp cinnamon for oatmeal raisin cookies
—add one mashed banana and cut sugar even more