Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm, gooey, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with flax seed.
Warm, gooey, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with flax seed. | Source
A batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with flax seed.
A batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with flax seed. | Source

Healthy eating is trendy and smart. Bad eating habits contribute to various health problems, so why not make a few simple changes to put better ingredients into your body? The recipe that follows is for an extremely tasty cookie that does not lack any flavor. Most sweets include excessive and unnecessary butter and high fat content, but these cookies only include enough to bind the ingredients together and help the ingredients work together to bring out all the bold delicious flavors.

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies include wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, flax seed and limited amounts of sugar and butter. Whip up a batch for the family or bring some to your next work function. No matter the age of your cookie lover, these cookies are sure to be a hit as they are savory and sweet and you'll feel good that you are feeding your body right.

Enjoy!

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a tasty, healthy treat for anybody, anytime.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a tasty, healthy treat for anybody, anytime.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed, milled
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In large bowl with wire whisk, mix all ingredients except oats and chocolate chips.
  2. Add the oats and chips to mixture.
  3. If the mixture appears dry, add more vegetable oil, a teaspoon at a time.
  4. Place onto non-stick pan by rounded teaspoon.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Make sure to not overcook cookies; they should be tender to touch when they are done.
  7. Add more chocolate chips if you'd like. Press chips firmly into each cookie after removing from oven. They will melt in and give the cookie an extra little taste of chocolate goodness.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: about 25 cookies varying on size

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emilybee 4 years ago Author

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, too :-) They have a little bit of a healthy taste but I love oatmeal in general and chocolate so they are perfect :) Thanks for commenting and stopping by!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and you have made them better with flax seed and wheat flour! Great hub.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Rema- I smile at the word chocolate, too :-) Enjoy these cookies and thank you for stopping by to comment!


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Interesting and mouth-watering recipe emilybee. Thanks. I am off to try it out for my daughter who has a big smile at hearing the very word 'chocolate' mentioned. It is such a nice and simple recipe. Cheers, Rema.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Christy! We share something else in common, love for oatmeal and chocolate chips! Pb and J is also good :) I love food so much and lately I have been only writing recipe hubs. When that tires I'm sure I'll find something else to write about but for now it works for me :-) Thanks for your nice words!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Yummy! Oatmeal and chocolate chips are one of my fave combinations. Peanut butter and jelly is also up there but a different category of food hehe. I like your recipe hubs :)


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi WhiteOak-That is awesome. I haven't done much cooking with applesauce but it sounds great and I surely will incorporate it into my cooking soon. Healthy cooking is a great thing to take part in. :) Thanks for stopping by!


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WhiteOak 4 years ago from Georgia

Oh, yum! I have been experimenting with a lot more healthy cooking for the past few years now. I use a lot of unsweetened applesauce in place of eggs and butter in some of my recipes. I cannot wait to try this recipe it sounds delicious!!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

OO yummy! I am so glad they worked out for you. Thanks for keeping me updated!! Yay for good tasty nutritional cookies :-)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Hi emily just want to let you know that cookies were great with LSA as well as flax seed, mmm yummy thanks :)


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Marlene - Yes, I try to cut way back on the sugar. You could also try using honey or even applesauce instead of sugar, too. Hope you get to try these cookies :) Thanks for stopping by!


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I have some flax seeds and didn't know what else to do with them except to put them on top of cereal. I like your recipe and I'm glad to see how little sugar is in this recipe. I am sure I'm going to try it soon.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Pamela - They are delicious especially when just out of the oven. They may harden up a little bit once they cool, but I don't mind because they then have a really nice crunch to them :) Thanks for stopping by!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

The cookies look great and I use flax seed on cereal and other things already. I will be trying this recipe. Thanks.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi chef stella! Your cookies couldn't have been that bad, oatmeal cookies are hard to mess up:) but definitely try these ones!!! They really are quite easy to make and it's always great knowing you are eating something healthy that is oh, so tasty :) Thanks for commenting!


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chef stella 4 years ago

The last time I tried to make oatmeal cookies the result was not satisfactory, but I will go with your recipe ,,, It looks good to me ;)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Thanks emily that's great, thought so but just wanted to check and will let you know for sure :)


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Carter! For my recipe I used milled flax seed which is finely ground, but now that you mention it I'm not sure it matters much. Thus, any of the LSA seeds probably would work. You should try it. If it's too dry just compensate by adding more of another ingredient, maybe a little more oil, honey, applesauce, what not :) I always taste the batter and if it is good and everything sticks together nicely than they will turn out to be great cookies most of the time :) I don't even think it's possible to mess up oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, even if they're dry they still taste delicious! Let me know how it turns out!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Oh and emily I'm into LSA ( Linseed, sunflower & almond)@ the moment and I might try to substitute that instead of the flax seed...it shouldn't change the consistency of your recipe too much, you think?


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Carter! I am with you, I haven't been making cookies or sweets as I'm trying to cut back on carbs and desserts in efforts to be healthier. This week I was caving! I needed a sweet fix, and was feeling a little deprived of my sweets :) These cookies helped give me the dose of sugar and chocolate I needed. I also buy these cookies by Kashi which are oatmeal chocolate chip, but very soft and hearty. There are some great alternatives available now. Thanks for stopping by!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi pstraubie - I, personally, have not used the flax seeds in that form, I buy the milled flax seed which is ground up finely. So I'm not sure if you can use it in the seed form, but I don't see why not, it just would be a different texture, but perhaps not since the oatmeal itself gives texture, too. I guess you'd just have to try it to find out, or do a little research first. I put flaxseed on my oatmeal each morning, and it's a great addition to anything. Thanks for stopping by!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

eatforcheaper - They are so good! I snacked on a few today :) Mine came out really small so I can eat a bunch of them :) And yes! Definitely cheap, and all of the ingredients were already in the cabinet. Thanks for stopping by!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

These cookies look delicious emilybee...and love the healthy alternative as I don't bake many cookies these days, they are too high in carbs & sugar for me...But am going to try these for sure thanks... Lots of votes x


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

thanks for sharing this. i know flaxseed can be used in this way but have not tried it. i have a whole jar of those little seeds. i will give this a try. these look yummi...thank you for sharing.


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eatforcheaper 4 years ago from London

These look delicious. I haven't made any cookies in a while I think I will make some! They are also very cheap to make!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Victoria! Me too, I grew up using the recipe on the back of the Quaker Oatmeal box for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. I meant to say you can also use applesauce and/or honey to play around with or substitute the sugar in it. I would have done that but didn't have any applesauce on hand. Flax seed is gaining lots of popularity lately and it is so good for us. Thanks for commenting!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Gracie! These are so good. You won't be disappointed!! You will feel great about eating them, too! :) Thanks for stopping by!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love chocolate chip cookies and have been using a recipe I love since I was a kid. I love your recipe, though--less sugar, less butter, and with the addition of oatmeal and flax seed. I'm going to save this recipe and try it. Thanks!


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GracieLake 4 years ago from Arizona

Yummy recipe! This is making me hungry!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi billybuc! I promise you these cookies are amazing and do not taste overtly healthy-the oats and flax are subtle. I loaded up on the chocolate chips so perhaps that helped, too :) Hope you get to make yourself some!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I see the words chocolate chip and I'm there...great recipe and I do believe I'll be trying this soon. Thanks for waking up my tummy! :)

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