Sweeter Chocolate Chip Cookies


These are one of my favorite cookies.   Yes, they do have sugar (a little sugar on occasion never hurt anyone, right?), but everything else about them is good which is hard to find in a cookie.  They have oil rather than butter.  Whole wheat flour rather than refined flour.  I replaced some sugar with flaxseed.  Oats (and flaxseed and whole wheat flour) up the fiber content.  Cinnamon adds flavor and health benefits like reducing LDL cholesterol and inflammation.  Enjoy these healthy cookies!

Hot out of the oven!

Sweeter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup safflower oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup flaxseed
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix together oil and sugars.
  3. Add in egg, vanilla, and flaxseed.
  4. Stir in flour mixture.
  5. Fold in oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Cover and chill dough for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Press cookies down a little to flatten.
  10. Bake 7-8 minutes.
  11. Enjoy! Store leftover cookies in freezer to preserve freshness.


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