Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (loaded with healthy stuff)

Servings: 36 cookies serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

“Cookie” is not a bad word

A school in my area has a cookie ban in place. I get the motivation behind the ban. Teaching kids and parents about healthy eating is important stuff. But what goes in the cookies (and muffins) is what’s important. And as my mom says: “Everything in moderation.”

Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

I won’t pretend that cookies are healthy, but you can fill them with lots of healthy stuff. Case in point –  these yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are full of:

  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • 100% whole grain flour
  • wheat germ
  • unsweetened coconut
  • walnuts

All healthy ingredients.

Molasses is wholesome and extra dark chocolate has its benefits too. So enjoy your homemade cookies and happily avoid the hydrogenated world.

Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

This is one of those recipes that my mom tore out of a magazine years ago, contributed by a reader which means that it’s a great recipe. (Because nobody shares a ho-hum cookie recipe.)

I consider this a summer cookie recipe because it’s light and almost lacy. It’s a bit chewy too, so you could use it if you’re inclined to make ice cream sandwiches.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ (or ground flax)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (can use white chocolate)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces


  1. PRe-heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat until fluffy.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake about 10 minutes (watch closely).

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7 thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (loaded with healthy stuff)

  1. Niina says:

    I always made cookies for my children’s lunches because they were healthier. Making cookies, baking bread, etc, you are in control. A ban on cookies? Really, it would have to depend on the kind of cookie because some should be banned. Just kidding.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Niina — I completely agree! You can fit lots of healthy ingredients into a cookie, or a muffin…It’s all about ingredients really, isn’t it.

  2. lorraine mcconnell says:

    i have made these cookies they do make excellant ice cream sandwitches and are great with just a cup of tea thank you for the recipe

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Lorraine, I’ll have to tell my mom (since it’s her recipe).

  3. lorraine mcconnell says:

    they are scrumshus so very good

  4. iris stevens says:

    why not set up a recipe box to put our favotites in

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Iris, What a great suggestion. Let me look into it. (I’m not very technical but I’ll see what I can come up with something).

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