Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on August 16, 2011

When I first started my blog I was trying to post 6 times a week.  I eventually scaled back to 5 posts a week when the weekends were just too crazy.  Even that got tiring very fast, and I realized when I took my time the end product was better anyways so I slowed to 3 posts a week which has been just about perfect.

I am sad to say though that things will have to slow down a little more over the next couple months on Food Doodles.  I’m trying to do too many things at once and the blog as much as I love it, will always take a back seat to more important things.  I will try to keep up with my 3 days a week posting schedule, but I think I may even slow to 2 posts a week.  I hope in a couple months time I’ll be able to put more effort into my regular posts on Food Doodles.  I have no intention of stopping so I hope you’ll all stick around because when things pick up again, Food Doodles will be better than ever, I promise 😀

Despite the summer heat, I’ve been still baking when I get the chance.  Although, I’m hoping to save a couple more of my baking recipes for later and not post them all right away.  I wouldn’t want to overwhelm you all with baked goodies.  I’ve been in the mood for them lately but I completely understand that most people are still wanting cold and refreshing things as the heat hasn’t subsided, and probably wont for a while yet.

I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, using whole wheat flour and coconut oil.  But along the way I decided to try a recipe from Heidi from 101 Cookbooks.  Of course I’m never disappointed with her recipes and I’ll be keeping this recipe for special treats for a long time to come.  Definitely recommended!

[print_this]Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe slightly adapted from 101 Cookbooks

  • 2 3/4 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 C wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 3/4 C brown sugar(I used half palm sugar, half regular brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chopped dark chocolate

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl mix together the oats, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt.  Set aside.  In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla and mix until combined.  To the wet ingredients add the dry and beat in.  When mostly mixed add the chocolate chips and continue to mix until completely combined.

Drop large tablespoons(about 3 tbsp) onto the prepared baking sheet leaving about 3″ between each as they spread a lot.  Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 14-16 minutes depending on how you like your cookies.  I prefer mine to be a little chewy and not so crunchy so I baked mine for 14 minutes.  If baking two sheets at once, be sure to rotate them in the second half of baking to ensure that they all bake evenly.  Once the cookies are done, remove from the oven and cool 5-10 minutes on the sheet before removing and placing on a cooling rack.

This recipe makes approximately two dozen cookies and the dough and already baked and cooled cookies freeze very well.  It’s also possible to half this recipe if desired.[/print_this]

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1 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes September 1, 2011 at 16:09

So great that it has oats and whole wheat. I love a great cookie that I don’t feel guilty eating.


2 Marlene August 26, 2011 at 11:14

Awesome cookies! They must be great with milk and as such i LOVE them !


3 Gosia August 24, 2011 at 21:27

The slowing down, and then speeding up again, is a sign of the life’s perfect flow. As you can see from all the comments, every blogger there is, count me in too, has felt that way at some time, or the other. Take your time, rid yourself of any guilt, have a whole wheat oatmeal cookie for a treat and go on with your life. I’ll have that cookie, too. Hugs. Gosia


4 Vegetarian in the City August 24, 2011 at 16:04

where do you buy palm sugar?


5 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2011 at 15:08

I found it at my local health food store but you should be able to find it online as well. If not, you can use sucanat, or even regular brown sugar should work.


6 Rawkinmom August 23, 2011 at 13:28

wow-5 or 6 times a week??? I have always been 1-2 posts per week…but maybe that is why I don’t have a HUGE following!!! It just never seems to work to post more than that…I just can’t find any extra time!!!


7 Stephanie August 22, 2011 at 22:46

I’ve been wanting to try whole wheat cookies for a while now and yours look extra delicious.

Also, posting three times a week is very impressive! (I do the ‘ol once a week posts because I am only free on weekends to bake)


8 Roxana GreenGirl August 22, 2011 at 20:03

there must be something in the air. I know so many bloggers who cut down on the frequency of their posts because life got to busy. 2 or 3 posts per week, you decide, take your time, we’ll be here reading 🙂


9 Kate August 22, 2011 at 18:38

Yumm nothing better than warm oatmeal cookies and (almond) milk


10 Vivienne August 22, 2011 at 05:11

i wonder how this compares to the whole wheat choc chip from “good to the grain’s” cookbook! think ill be trying this recipe this week when i buy some wheat germs 🙂

btw, 3 post a week is already amazing…you must be super organised! i sometimes struggle with 1 post/week!


11 sunshine August 21, 2011 at 19:22

Mmmmmmm…I love oatmeal cookies. I must try whole wheat. Thanks for recipe!



12 Ashley@BakerbyNature August 19, 2011 at 17:15

I am already a huge fan of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and I think whole wheat flour must add an delicious flavor contrast.


13 Maria August 19, 2011 at 16:44

The cookies look perfect!


14 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum August 19, 2011 at 16:31

Ay yai yai. I am so craving a cookie right now.


15 Amy @ Gastronome Tart August 19, 2011 at 16:07

Heidi, don’t worry about it 🙂 2 posts a weeks is still really good! I was just like you in the beginning as well. Tried to post all the time and then I realized that my posts were better composed if I didn’t try to post all the time!

I LOVE oatmeal cookies, this is the perfect Summer baking cookie!


16 Zo @ Two Spoons August 19, 2011 at 00:12

Aww man these look amaaazing. Love that they have a touch of chocolate too.


17 Clarkie @ Beloved Green August 18, 2011 at 18:18

This is very close to my chocolate chip cookie recipe, right down to the whole wheat. One of my all time favorites!


18 Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh August 18, 2011 at 14:07

Despite what people may think, blogging takes a lot of work! And I can tell you put a lot of effort into this blog. Beautiful pictures, beautiful and tasty recipes! great job! And those cookies look amazing!


19 The Teenage Taste August 18, 2011 at 10:05

I can’t get past how beautiful your photos are! Your photography skills are spot on! I’ll definitely be making these cookies soon. 🙂


20 Kathryn August 18, 2011 at 06:58

I can completely understand where you’re coming from with your blog – I think we’ve all been there!

These cookies look delicious, I can’t wait to try them!


21 Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 18, 2011 at 06:25

I know how you feel! I’ve been struggling this summer to keep up with three posts a week… I think that you just have to do what works for you and readers will understand!


22 Jess@Healthy Exposures August 18, 2011 at 05:09

I can certainly understand where you’re coming from. My blog is slowing down a bit now, too – but that’s okay as long as we’re still enjoying life, you know? I know in winter when it’s below freezing out, I’d rather be inside creating recipes and blogging than playing outside! haha.
These cookies look SO amazing, too 😉


23 Marsha @ The Harried Cook August 17, 2011 at 21:29

Whole wheat? Does that mean I can feel less guilty about eating more of these? They look and sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂


24 Sonia The Healthy Foodie August 17, 2011 at 20:36

Did I mention those look good? Darn they look good!

OK, I’m off to bed now… before I go whip up a batch!


25 Sonia The Healthy Foodie August 17, 2011 at 20:35

Heidi, I say you should post as often (or as little) as you want, and when you do, post with your heart! Don’t worry about what it is that we want to see right this instant, worry about what it is that YOU want to present to us. We might not feel like making whatever it is that you are posting about on this particular day, or even week, but if you are passionate about the stuff that you write, chances are, we will want to bookmark and use your recipes somewhere down the road.

For all I care, you could give me 12 oatmeal cookie recipes in a row, I would still read them all, make a mental note to hate you for making me crave oatmeal cookies again, and drool over all your pictures! 😉

Just promise that you won’t quit on us. Because THAT would be a shame!

Did I mention you got me craving oatmeal cookies again? 😀


26 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli August 17, 2011 at 18:02

I can definitely relate! Life has gotten a lot busier for me lately as well! It’s been so hard to keep up with blog reading/commenting/posting! I’m still trying to figure out a good balance!

I have yet to have a recipe from Heidi let me down! She really knows her stuff! These cookies look fantastic! And as always…beautiful photography girl! I love your staging and use of props!


27 Angie@Angiesrecipes August 17, 2011 at 12:10

Those cookies look so tempting!


28 kristy August 17, 2011 at 01:25

Geeee… I am so craving for some right now! Hmm..mm… Yours look really tempting indeed.
Thanks for sharing & hope you’re enjoying your day.


29 paula August 17, 2011 at 00:56

Yummy, I love homemade cookies they’re so much better than shop bought ones and these look so delicious.


30 chinmayie @ love food eat August 16, 2011 at 20:35

I totally understand what you mean… I also came down from posting everyday to 2 posts a week! But trust me it’s ok! Enjoy the break and you will love it when you don’t always have to worry about the next days blog post!

Love this recipe! I am going to try these for sure. I will try it with flax seeds instead of eggs and let you know what happens!


31 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} August 16, 2011 at 19:22

Those cookies look amazing. I need to try them! I have also been wanting to try palm sugar–do you like it?

I know what you mean about the blog needing to take a backseat sometimes. It’s a lot of hard work and it’s not easy to keep up! I’ll still be reading no matter how many times you post per week. 🙂


32 Gabriela August 16, 2011 at 18:00

Hey I love this recipe and just a couple of weeks ago I found a much healthier choice. It’s basically the same ingredients but less of them. I’ve done it too much in these past days. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/bevs_chocolate_chip_cookies.html


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