Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

Your cookie jar never had it so healthy — or so good!

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”36″ details=”” ]

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are made with oats, adding an extra helping of heart-healthy goodness.

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=”1 cookie”]

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”30 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat oven to 375° F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in oats.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a large mixer bowl at high speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Blend in sour cream with a wooden spoon, then stir in flour mixture all at once; stir just until combined (don’t overmix or the cookies may become tough). Stir in chocolate chips.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Store remaining cookies in airtight containers up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months. One serving equals one cookie.[/step-item]


[nutrition-info calories=”80″ calories_fat=”” fat=”3g” sat_fat=”1.5g” choles=”11mg” sodium=”55mg” carbs=”14g” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=”1g”]


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