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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, December 19, 2019 9:15 AM

The holidays often mean many dessert tables and cookie swaps. To help save our waistline during the season, Jessica Hicks, RD, Dietitian at NorthShore, shares her favorite healthy version of a classic.


These chocolate chip cookies are so delicious, no one will know that they’re actually good for you!

Recipe makes approximately 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine all flour and rolled oats, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, coconut sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs to the butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in morsels and nuts.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Information (per cookie):

Calories: 94
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 1 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 44 mg