Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are heavy on the oats, not on the butter or flour.
Confession: these are not holiday cookies. These are any-time-of-the-year cookies. At just 90 calories a piece, I promise you can enjoy these guilt-free! Heck, enjoy three of them.
These cookies have the perfect balance of chewy oats, omega-3 packed walnuts and just enough chocolate chips to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Fortunately, it only requires 3 tablespoons of butter and has a healthy dose of whole wheat flour and flax seed meal to give you an all access pass to Guilt Free Cookie Land. You’re welcome.
See you in January, skinny jeans!
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with silicone baking sheet or spray with non-stick spray.
In an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, honey, brown sugar, water and egg.
In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, baking soda, salt and oats.
With the mixer on medium speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides periodically.
When ingredients have just combined, remove from the mixer and stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the dough onto baking sheets and bake until just browned, 11-13 minutes. Let cool before removing from the pan.
Be careful not to over bake these cookies. They are best cooked until just browned and then allowed to cool completely before eating.