8 Healthy-ish Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
Feel-good chocolate chip cookie recipes
Watch the video to learn how to whip up a batch of no-bake chickpea chocolate-chip cookies.
Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Watch the video for a recipe demo and fire up a batch for your next holiday fiesta.
Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you measure out the ingredients in this recipe precisely, you’ll get the moist cookies you crave, plus the added health benefits of whole grains.
Try this recipe: Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients: Whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, bittersweet chocolate
Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
If you love holiday cookies, but don’t want to overload on empty calories, here’s a recipe that incorporates a hearty dose of nutrients in your sweet treat. The walnuts are high in protein and omega-3s and the oats and whole-wheat flour are full of fiber.
Banana-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These gluten-free cookies use oat flour in place of standard all-purpose flour. With vegan chocolate chips and soy milk, this recipe is also vegan and dairy-free. What's more, adding ripe banana to your cookie dough allows you to cut down on the amount of sugar and oil you need to make a delicious treat.
Try this recipe: Banana-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients: Flour, old-fashioned rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, canola oil, soymilk, vanilla extract, banana, chopped walnuts, semisweet vegan chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip-Butterscotch Bars
With chocolate and butterscotch chips, you’ll get that extra touch of sweetness, but this recipe is designed so you won’t go overboard with too many calories.
Try this recipe: Chocolate Chip-Butterscotch Bars
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, semisweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, cooking spray, chopped pecans
Loaded Oatmeal Cookies
Coconut palm sugar is one ingredient you might not have used before—it boosts the nutrition of this batch of cookies with vitamin C, potassium, iron, and zinc.
Try this recipe: Loaded Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients: Whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, unsalted butter, coconut palm sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips, old-fashioned rolled oats, chopped pecans, unsweetened coconut flakes
Chocolate Peanut-Butter Energy Bites
Ever have a cookie for breakfast? Here's a healthier way to do that. These dessert-like bars feature rich chocolate and peanut butter, but also high-fiber whole-wheat flour, barley flakes (or rolled oats), and relatively little sugar. Plus, dry-roasted peanuts help prevent a blood-sugar spike.
Try this recipe: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Energy Bars
Ingredients: Cooking spray, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar, cinnamon, creamy or chunky peanut butter, eggs, canola oil, vanilla extract, barley flakes or rolled oats, dried cranberries, dry-roasted peanuts, semisweet chocolate chips
Fiber-rich dates ensure these cookies stick with you long after you indulge. You'll also enjoy the cholesterol-lowering benefits of oats.
Try this recipe: Oatmeal-Date-Chocolate Cookies
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, oats, salt, egg, vanilla extract, pitted dates, bittersweet chocolate