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Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies make the perfect afternoon snack with less guilt than your typical cookie!
Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the last couple weeks I’ve been perfecting this “healthier” chocolate chip cookie. I’ve been looking for just the right texture but less of the “bad stuff” in everyday cookies that I love so much.

After tweaking my recipe a half dozen times I finally got it right! Buttery crisp around the edges yet soft and fabulous in the center.

Now, you’ll need to do a little shopping for some new flours. Trust me it will be worth it. You’ll need to get some Almond Meal, which is finely ground almond. You’ll also need Oat Flour which is, yup you guessed it, ground up oats. The oat flour makes the cookies so light. I am kinda obsessed with it. Both flours are available at your health food grocery store or you can find them on Amazon as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoy my newest cookie recipe…..with a little less guilt!

Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I tried these cookies cooked a couple minutes longer and a couple minutes less to see what I liked best. The ones in the photo were baked 10 minutes. These were my favorite. I did a couple batches at 12 minutes and really enjoyed the crispiness. You choose what you like best.

Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

One more tip for you. I baked these cookies right after mixing the ingredients and I baked them after they were refrigerated for 24 hours. The ones in theses photos are the ones that were refrigerated for 24 hours. I highly recommend chilling the dough first. The dough that wasn’t chilled was still delicious, but less visually appealing. More flat and not as pretty. So, there you have it. Be patient and chill your dough before baking them.

Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies


Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip CookiesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 20 min


  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Place coconut oil and butter in large mixing bowl, beating to combine. Add sugars, mixing well then ad egg and vanilla. Stir well then add almond meal, oat flour, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips. Stir until just combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 3-4 hours
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a split liner. Use a small cookie scoop and place dough 1 inch apart onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Enjoy room temperature.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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  1. 1

    I love your healthier spin on chocolate chip cookies. I think I might try to make them with xylitol instead of granulated sugar to make them even healthier, that’s worked for me in the past. These cookies look so moist and delicious. Thanks!

  2. 2

    Ahh, I love your introduction of new flours into this classic cookie recipe!! This healthier version seems much better and you can’t even tell! Seriously awesome recipe development, Jenny!!

  3. 3

    Love ths recipe, Jenny. I need to make cookies this week and take to our neighbors! This would be a great recipe! Happy Monday, Friend!

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing the prep tips ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  5. 5

    Best flavor combo ever — since you lightened them up, I can eat even more!!

  6. 6

    These teeny tiny cookies look great Jenny! Love that you made them lighter too!

  7. 7

    I want to get mini’d! You know what I mean.

  8. 8

    this makes me feel just a little bit guilty for wanting to make another batch of my bacon chocolate chip cookies! Maybe I’ll make these next…to assuage my guilt. That totally makes sense, right?

  9. 9

    I’ll take 27 of these right now! Look amazing, Jenny!

  10. 10

    I love this healthier version! They look amazing and I know they are so delicious! Can’t wait to try these!

  11. 11
    Maria says:

    Oh my goodness! These sound amazing!!

  12. 12
    Gaby says:

    I love the healthy update to these cookies! I can eat more with no guilt, YAY!

  13. 13

    this is the kind of healthy cookie I can enjoy!!

  14. 14

    Healthy cookies??? Eeeee!! And everything is better in mini form!!

  15. 15
    Teresa says:

    My son has nut allergies. Could I double the oat flour to replace the almond flour?

  16. 16

    These look wonderful, Jenny. You made me interested to try almond flour!

  17. 17
    Liz says:

    Healthy? Does this mean I can eat twice as many??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ They look terrific!

  18. 18

    I’m only missing the oat flour and then I am making these ASAP!

  19. 19
    Matea says:

    Mini chocolate chip cookies!! I just wanna grab one through the screen ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 20
    Aggie says:

    Oh how I appreciate your thorough cookie testing ๐Ÿ™‚ Great tip on chilling the dough…these look great! I have almond meal! I don’t always know what to do with it. I have to try these!

  21. 21
    Molly says:

    I second the question about using all almond flour because I can’t eat nuts.

  22. 22

    I’m all about little cookies, especially when they’re good for me, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 23
    Lori says:

    Do you have nutritional breakdown for calories? I may have missed it. Thanks!

  24. 24
    Jessica Young says:

    I don’t have coconut oil and wanted to make these tonight….what would your suggested best alternative be?

  25. 25
    Stacey says:

    Um, let me just say- I am in LOVE with these cookies!! My husband, who is very picky about me making recipes “healthier”, also loves them and so does my 3 year old. They are so easy to make and seriously delish! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  26. 26
    Ali says:

    I love your cookie recipes and frequent your blog to discover new recipes! I have recently become paleo though, so refined sugar and flour are a thing of the past! Do you have any recommendations on using ONLY almond flour (or almond flour plus coconut flour) instead of grain-based flour? Also, do you think I can substitute coconut sugar for granulated sugar, in equal amounts? I have used honey and maple syrup for sweeteners so far in cookies with good results from both, but want something a little closer to the cookie results I get when I make your amazing recipes. I have been using coconut oil in my paleo cookies, but want to try grass-fed butter as a butter/fat substitution. I would greatly appreciate your cookie expert recommendations! Thank you!

  27. 27
    jilian sullivan says:

    Hi, recipe sounds great! I will definitely be trying this…was just curious if you think the dough, having coconut oil in it, will freeze well?

    Thank you

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