Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Kids love cookies, but like any sweet treat, it's best to not go overboard. I'm happy to report that you can feel good about giving your kids these cookies. Made with whole grains---oats, wheat germ, and whole wheat flour---and other nutritious ingredients like dried cherries, pecans, and eggs, they're an AOK addition to the cookie jar!
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ cup pecans, finely or roughly chopped
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup expeller pressed canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil and then lightly oil or coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the oats, pecans, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients, and stir until just moistened. Mix in the cherries and the chocolate chips.
  4. Working in batches, scoop the batter by rounded tablespoon and place on the prepared baking sheets. Wash your hands (it will be easier to work with the batter), and then flatten slightly with the heel of your hand, forming 2¼ to 2½-inch cookies. Leave about 1 inch between each cookie.
  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 170 Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 20g Sodium: 80mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at