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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies –  Soft and chewy cookies that just happen to be a little better for you. No one will ever know there is no butter and these are made with whole wheat flour!

Cookies just make the day better. You can be having a hard day, and if you have the opportunity for a cookie your mood is just instantly lifted. And if they are fresh out of the oven with melty chocolate, then your mood is probably turned around for the rest of the day!

Sometimes you are craving dessert and you want something that is just a little better for you. That is where these healthy chocolate chip cookies come in. No butter, coconut sugar and pure cane sugar are use. Plus there it uses whole wheat flour. So lots of better for your choices, and you still have a thick and delicious cookie.

What Makes These Healthy?

There are a few ingredients swaps that you can make to your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes these a cleaner and better for your choice. They are about 120 calories per cookie.

  • Coconut Oil – In place of butter we use coconut oil in this recipe. It is still high in fat, so it makes the cookies soft and chewy.
  • Coconut Sugar – This is a natural, plant based sweetener that helps you avoid blood sugar spikes. There is some cane sugar called for in the recipe as well, but using half coconut sugar does make them a little bit better for you choice.
  • White Whole Wheat Flour – You need flour to make cookies come together and here I used 100% white whole wheat flour. It has a very similar texture to all-purpose flour, so you don’t be able to tell the difference.
whole wheat chocolate chip cookies on a plate

How Do You Make Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies From Scratch?

Pretty much exactly like you do the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. They are super simple and come together in just a few minutes.

  1. Mix together coconut oil, coconut sugar and cane sugar until nice and fluffy. The coconut oil should be mostly liquid when you start, and it will combine with the sugars easily.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until everything is fully incorporated.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. I like the chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking. The coconut oil was liquid to start, so it is best to let it firm up some before baking so you get thick and chewy cookies.
  5. Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  6. Let the cookies rest on the baking tray for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
whole wheat chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Storage Tips

To Store – Place cooled cookies in an air tight container for about 4 days.

To Freeze – Place cooled cookies in an air tight container for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the raw dough and then bake just a few at a time. Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet, place baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours. Then place frozen balls of dough in a freezer safe storage back and take out as many as you want to bake at a time.

close up healthy chocolate chip cookie

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Yield: 36

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

whole wheat chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies A classic chocolate chip cookie that has been make a little healthier, but still tastes like you remember.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole cane sugar
  • 2 whole eggs eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine coconut oil and both sugars. Mix until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until well blended.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. Mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Store in fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Press dough down slightly. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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Monday 3rd of March 2014

These sound amazing, and they look just like the original, only better!


Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Whole wheat! Are you kidding! They look amazing! Anything sweet with less calories, count me in!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

What?! I'm all over this recipe! Speechless. :)

Erin S

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Did I do OK? I just adapted my normal cookie recipe. Seriously, nothing has ever disappeared so quickly with my husbands coworkers.

Laura (Tutti Dolci)

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

I love the coconut oil in these cookies, they look great!

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

I love these!!! I just got a huge new jar of coconut oil too!

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