Unbelievably Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who says you can’t keep your new year’s resolution and still have cookies? I’m about to show you how you can do both!

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 Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope every single one of you had a wonderful holiday season and made it safely into 2015. With the beginning of a new year come all sorts of new goals and resolutions. To be quite honest, I didn’t make a single resolution this year. I am always thinking about how to move forward and things I hope to accomplish in the future. That being said, it’s been a couple of months since I started planning some new and exciting things for Deliciously Yum and I can’t wait to see how all of them unfold. So stay tuned.

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As for these cookies, I couldn’t wait to give them a go. And what better time to try out new recipes and something completely different than right now.

I am always thinking about how to improve or put a new spin on some of my favorite recipes. Cookies are always on my mind. The fact that these cookies turned out to be quite healthy when it comes to sweet treats was an absolute bonus!

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I still can’t believe that all you need to make these scrumptious cookies are 8 simple ingredients. Whenever I bake a new recipe that consists of unusual ingredients or is something I’ve never made before, I usually recruit my husband as the official taste tester. Given that I might be biased, I can always count on my husband’s honesty when it comes to food. He is never afraid to tell the truth and has no reservation to share his opinions.

So when he looked at these and he exclaimed that they reminded him of Chips Ahoy! Cookies, I did a happy dance inside. Turns out they didn’t just look good, but won him over in the taste department as well. Chewy, slightly crisp and perfect were the words I recall hearing.

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With the absence of butter, eggs, and refined sugar, I was a tad bit nervous as to how they’d turn out. You can probably imagine my surprise when they looked absolutely mouthwatering and that the next 5 minutes of waiting for them to slightly cool were practically torture.

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I have an inkling you might be just as surprised :).

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Wishing you all the happiest of Mondays!

Unbelievably Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 16
A healthy chocolate chip cookie that tastes anything but. Make them NOW!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1/4 cup water
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. 2. In the bowl of you stand mixer, combine coconut oil, honey, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. The mixture might seem crumbly at first but it will come together (you can also knead it with your hands towards the end to ensure the dough comes together properly). Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  4. 3. Using a large cookie scoop, place cookie dough balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 11-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes
  1. Cookies will keep up to 1 week stored in an airtight container.
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Comments

  1. Wow those look terrific! Just love the ingredient list too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. A treat that’s good for you too? Gotta try these out on my kiddos. What a fun after-school surprise this will make for them! Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Wow! Healthy + chocolate chip cookies? Sign me up!

  4. These LOOK so good! I have been trying (and failing) to sub honey in some of my recipes but I haven’t had luck so far… These look too good to pass up so I’ll have to take my chances and try!

  5. Healthy chocolate chip cookies…. yes, please! These look so delicious!

  6. Healthy cookies that taste like Chips Ahoy!?? Whaaa? I need to swap out my husband’s cookie monster behavior with these guys!

  7. I am ALWAYS ready for a healthy chocolate chip cookie!
    These look like they have great texture, which can be so difficult to achieve when trying to make them healthy! Looks so yummy!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  8. I cannot wait to try these! I love the ingredient list, and your pictures are gorgeous! Pinned!

  9. These look great! I have been working on some healthy recipes too and these give me more ideas – it’s so great when something like this is tasty and healthy as well, right?

  10. Chocolate chip cookies that are healthy? This is totally a recipe I need to try – I never have made cookies with water before!

  11. Christine says:

    I was very exited about making these cookies, I had everything on hand… The dough was very crumbly like you said it would be and I was having a little difficulty getting it to hold together and yes I followed the recipe to a T… The result, very dry cookies, they tasted like short crust pastrie with a chocolate chip here and there…. Please tell me how I get mine to look as good as yours do and taste as amazing as you say they do???

    • Hi Christine! It might help if you melt the coconut oil first. I use Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, but depending on the brand you use, it could make a difference. My dough was very much like regular cookie dough, but it takes a little while to get it to that point. If yours is still too dry, try adding an additional tablespoon or two of water. Hope that helps!

  12. Coconut oil is like MAGIC! These look so, so good and I love that all the ingredients are so healthy! It’s so tough to make healthy recipes taste amazing, let alone LOOK great, so props to you!

  13. Hope to try these great-looking cookies tomorrow. Do you have the nutrition information, by any chance?

  14. These look awesome, I can’t wait to try them
    For anyone interested I used a calorie calculator and they are 144 calories each, 19 grams carbohydrates, with 2 grams of protein! Not bad at all if they taste as good as they look!

  15. Hi
    Can I substitute coconut oil with peanut butter?

  16. Any idea how many grams of fat and fiber there are in them? I’m doing weight watchers and would like to figure out their points.

  17. i don’t know if I have followed the ingredients wrong or changed the units over incorrectly (I’m in the uk can’t work in cups!) but I have used an app to work out nutritional value of each cookie and they have worked out extremely unhealthy ๐Ÿ™ was so excited about having a healthy snack!

  18. Had a sweet tooth tonight and came upon your recipe on Pinterest! It was just what I was looking for… something healthier and tasty! My whole family enjoyed them too! Thanks so much!! Will be making these again!

  19. Can you use whole wheat pastry flour? It’s not white.

  20. I just made these and the dough came together like pastry instead of a dough. I melted my coconut oil and used bread flour (didn’t have white wheat). The dough tasted almost exactly like my pie crust recipe. I was a little worried about how they would taste baked, but they are pretty good. They didn’t rise like the pictures and aren’t fluffy, but they are tasty. A little bland, but the chocolate chips help with that. Maybe I should try maple syrup instead of honey to get a sweeter taste. But, my kids said they were yummy! So, two thumbs up from us!

  21. Hi! I just made these, and the cookie never spread out from its form I plopped onto my baking sheet. I have a suspicion why — should the coconut oil be melted? They taste great, so that’s really all that matters, but with a solid coconut oil they sort of have the texture of a scone.

  22. hey! Excited to try these but is there anything that can be used instead of the honey to sweeten it? Maybe brown sugar with water so that it can have the liquid content of honey?

  23. I just bought the ingredients to make these tomorrow with my boyfriend! Can’t wait to share how they came out!

  24. Do you have a list of calories, fat grams, sugar, etc.?

  25. Melted the coconut oil, followed to the T, cookies did not flatten and they were still dry. But they are good. Kids love them, that’s what matters ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I’m not sure what i did wrong…i followed this recipe thoroughly, however, these cookies came out terribly..really weird texture and taste. They came out really bland. Would not make again.

  27. Catherine says:

    Not sure what I did wrong but I followed the recipe and the cookies came out really horrible. All I could taste was the white whole-wheat flour and the texture of the baked cookies was almost exactly like the dough. Definitely would not make again.

  28. hi! Could I use a hand held mixer instead? Thanks!

  29. Just tried this recipe today and it came out SOOO DRY!

  30. These look great! Is it possible to sub the whole wheat flour for coconut flour?

  31. Yum! These are really good, can’t believe they are healthy. Thanks for the recipe!

  32. Jolene Oligney says:

    I just made these and they turned out delicious! I think the people that said they were too dry didn’t melt the coconut oil first. That definitely makes a difference. The only thing I changed was using the large chocolate chips because I didn’t have any mini on hand. I used a little more than 1/3 cup.

  33. Taresa Sneed says:

    I don’t have white wheat flour. Can I just use regular wheat flour? It’s a greyish brown color I guess!

  34. white wheat flour is healthy????????

  35. In the ingredients, it says white whole wheat flour. Do you mean whole wheat?

  36. I tried this recipe and I did everything correctly, but my batch did not turn out like yours. I still have to try them though.

  37. Followed recipe to a “T” and ended up with dry, crumbly blobs… They didn’t flatten out and they didn’t stay together. Won’t be making this recipe again. And yes, I did melt the coconut oil first.

  38. I made these last night and they didn’t turn out like the pictures. The dough started out crumbly and came together after some hand kneading. I did not melt the coconut oil. I made balls and baked them – they didn’t flatten at all! They stayed like little ping pong balls…I followed the recipe exactly as written, using a hand mixer and everything. As someone else mentioned, they taste like a dry shortbread/piecrust with chocolate chips in them. Very flour-y tasting. I like the health factor of these, but they did not come out like I thought!

  39. Do u have to use parchment paper or can u put right on the baking sheet?

  40. Tried this with liquid coconut oil and they didn’t turn out great. Like some others said, they didn’t flatten and were dry and bland. Added an egg but still didn’t taste great. ??

  41. These were Awesome!! I used whole wheat flour instead of white whole wheat. I ended kneading the dough with hand and yes just like others said it did not flatten out while baking. However, my family gobbled these up in seconds!! Thanks Kathi for the great recipe! Guilt-free and healthy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. I used sprouted spelt flour and regular sized chocolate chips. I enjoyed them, as did the rest. Yes, I did need to work the dough a bit with my hands…….no biggie! I rolled them into a ball, and like others have said, they didn’t flatten…..no problem, who says they have to be flat? I might just pat down a bit next time. I like the fact they didn’t spread into each other on the cookie pan, and you could fit a whole batch onto one medium pan. Will definitely make again!

  43. Diane Flowers says:

    What can I use instead of coconut oil? Daughter has allergy to coconut and all other nuts. . Thanks

  44. Briana June says:

    Yum!!! Like others said mine didn’t flatten but I just used a wooden spoon and flattened them my self a bit and left them in for a couple mins longer. Crumbly texture at first but you just have to knead quite a bit and then it all sticks together. Mine did not turn out dry either, so good!

  45. Erin Rigby says:

    These are wonderful! I love that they use whole wheat flour and no refined sugar. My 1 year old and 3 year old both gobbled them up. The first time I made them, they didn’t rise at all. It was helpful to read the comments and figure out what went wrong. I melted the coconut oil and added a tiny bit more water to the second batch. Then I rolled them into balls and flattened them a bit before going in the oven. I also used date syrup instead of honey just to see what they tasted like. They were very good! I think next time I’ll try maple syrup and a little less flour. Thanks for a great recipe! I’m excited to continue experimenting with it.

  46. I have made these cookies at least 3 times. they are so delicious! however, each time i make them they never flatten, they just stay the same shape. Is that normal? if not, how do you make them flatten.

  47. They are lovely, just saw this recipe and why not try ๐Ÿ™‚ the come really really nice exactly like the picture.. I follow the recipe and made 18 cookies.. Nutritional Information per cookie. (18 cookies): 96 calories; 6,6 fat; 8.7 carbs; 0.3 fibre; 3.4 sugar; 1 protein.. ??

  48. I tried making them but they turned out not spreading what did I do wrong

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