Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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These Healthy Oatmeal Cookies are packed with cinnamon, cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips and are the perfect fix for your cravings. Easy, delicious, and a real crowd pleaser.

Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients Needed To Make Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

How To Make Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

1. Combine the softened butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl. Beat until it becomes fluffy and light. 

2. Mix in one egg at a time until incorporated. Pour in the vanilla and combine.

3. Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, flax, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Whisk until combined well. 

4. Gradually pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated. 

5. Fold in the chocolate chips, raisins, and cranberries. 

6. Place the dough onto a cookie sheet. 

7. Bake for 11 minutes at 375 degrees.

Why You’ll Love These Oatmeal Cookies

  • They can be customized easily!
  • It makes a large batch
  • Only 5 minutes prep
  • Easy dessert for any occasion
  • Classic recipe with lots of flavor

Expert Tips For Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

  • Use old fashioned oats – Be sure to use oat fashioned oats instead of minute oats. Quick oats tend to absorb all the liquids and will leave the cookies dry.
  • Mix by hand – For best results, use a wooden spoon and skip the stand mixer. Using a stand mixer will over mix the dough, and the cookies won’t be moist like they should be.
  • Room temperature ingredients are best – Set the eggs and butter out 30 minutes to 1 hour ahead of time so they can come to room temperature.
  • Chill the cookie dough – While it’s not required, if you have time to chill the dough for 30 – 45 minutes, it will prevent the cookies from spreading. You can skip chilling the dough if time is an issue.
  • Use different chocolate – If you are in the mood for something different, you can swap the chocolate chips for white chocolate. Super delicious and a whole new flavor element! 

Can I Add Nuts To Oatmeal Cookies?

Yes! Adding nuts will add some extra flavor and texture. Because there are already a fair amount of add-ins (chocolate chips, cranberries, and raisins), I recommend only adding ¼ cup. If they are too chunky, the texture will not be good.

Oatmeal Cookies

How Do You Store Healthy Oatmeal Cookies?

They should be kept at room temperature in an airtight container. They will last 4-5 days and shouldn’t be too soggy. The longer they sit they tend to pull moisture from the air and will end up mushy.

Can I Make Cookie Dough Ahead Of Time?

Yes! You can prepare the dough and refrigerate it for up to 1 day in advance. No need to let them come to room temperature; just bake them and enjoy!

Additionally, you can freeze the dough as well. It’s best if you roll it into cookie balls and freeze on a baking sheet for 2 hours. After they are frozen, then you can put them inside of a freezer bag. Grab whatever you want to bake and add 1-2 minutes baking time. Great for meal planning!

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Oatmeal Cookie

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Easy, delicious, and a real crowd pleaser.


  • 1 3/4 cup butter, softened 

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla 

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda

  • 1 tbsp ground flax

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the softened butter and the sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the eggs one at a time and the vanilla and continue to mix until all is incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl add the flour, oats, baking soda, flax, and cinnamon and whisk until combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until all is combined and cookie dough forms.
  5. Fold in the dried cranberries, raisins, and chocolate chips.
  6. Then form into cookies and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 11 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 155mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 2g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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