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Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Whip up a batch of my Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, you’ll be glad you did!

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The term “healthier” has different definitions to different people, agreed?  

I substituted coconut oil for butter and used Gold Medal Flour’s white whole wheat flour therefore I am calling these my “healthier” cookie 🙂  If you were to ask the trainers on Biggest Loser, I am sure they would disagree with me, because there is still sugar and chocolate included, lol!  Baby steps.

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Grab some coconut oil and add it into a bowl.

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Add your sugars.

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One egg please 🙂

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Add-in the pure vanilla extract and give a good mix.

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Once you’ve mixed the ingredients.  Add in Gold Medal Flour’s white whole wheat flour.  White whole wheat has the same nutritional value as regular whole wheat but is better for baking due to it’s taste.

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Time for the chocolate!  I used semi-sweet.

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My favorite part 🙂  Gimmie that dough!

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Scoop your dough onto your favorite baking sheet.

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I love the texture that the coconut oil gives these cookies.  You still get the crispy buttery-like edges with soft centers.  Enjoy!!

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Previous Picky Palate chocolate chip cookie recipe:   HERE
The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits article on coconut oil article on coconut oil
Dr. Oz article on coconut oil
White whole wheat information


Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies-12tPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 12 min | Total time: 27 min


  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup lite brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Gold Medal Flour’s white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper
  2. Place softened coconut oil into a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugars, beating until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stirring until dough forms.
  3. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve and enjoy.

Makes 2 dozen Servings


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  1. 1

    I love baking with coconut oil and your cookies look fabulous! They’re healthy so I’d like at least 5 🙂 pinned

  2. 2

    Beautiful! I have coconut oil in my pantry, but have never baked with it. I’ll definitely give these a try soon. Are you going to BlogHer Food in Miami this year, Jenny? xoxo

  3. 3
    Samantha says:

    These are so great! I can’t wait to try to use coconut oil in my baked goods!

  4. 4

    I could definitely devour a few batches of these!

  5. 5

    I totally agree… baby steps. These definitely sound perfect and healthier 🙂

  6. 6

    These look amazing, and what an added bonus to have a healthier option!

  7. 7

    These cookies look fantastic, Jenny! Pinned!

  8. 8
    Tracy says:

    Oh, CURSE you coconut allergy!! One of my kids has a coconut allergy, which makes me SO sad that I can’t embrace the new healthier cooking trend with coconut oil? Do you have any other suggestions for replacing the butter to make it healthier??

  9. 9

    I love that these are healthier and are made with whole wheat and bunch of healthy ingredients! So good!

  10. 10

    Girl these cookies look amazing! Yay to a healthier new year!

  11. 11

    These look delicious!! I love using coconut oil in cookies, and since these are “healthy”, I can totally eat more than I usually would. Score! 😀

  12. 12

    Love the coconut oil in these! Yum!

  13. 13
    Maria says:

    I love baking with coconut oil! These look fab!

  14. 14

    These look soooo good Jenny!!! I would like about a dozen please!

  15. 15
    Debbie says:

    Can I ask where you buy coconut oil, I have never used it?


  16. 16

    I love using coconut oil in cookies! These look perfect!

  17. 17
    Gaby says:

    I need to make a batch of these soon! So yummy!

  18. 18
    Michaela says:

    I love that you’re obsessed with coconut oil like me! I even use coconut sugar though I dont find its good with cookies. They always turn out flat. I love making cookies with coconut oil. I will def be making these next! I like used the mini-chipits because you seem to get way more chocolate!

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    Madison says:

    I have not baked with coconut oil before but it’s worth a try FOR SURE now! YUM! These not look like the typical healthy cookies–they actually look good! 😉

  20. 20

    Coconut oil is amazing to cook with! I really need one of you cookies right now!

  21. 21

    I recently used coconut oil instead of butter in my favorite CCC recipe, too! (After much convincing from my healthy mother-in-law.) The cookies were surprisingly even better! 🙂 Now I’ll have to try using whole wheat flour!

  22. 22
    Tieghan says:

    Coconut oil cookies are the best! Your look perfect and hey, chocolate is choc full of antioxidants!

  23. 23

    Hands-down my favorite oil to bake with! The cookies look fantastic! I make so many for friends that I’m starting to think a baking mat and scoop might need to find their way into my kitchen sometime soon!

  24. 24

    These substitutions make these healthy in my book! Yum!

  25. 25
    JulieD says:

    These are so cute, Jenny!!! I wish I had a couple of these right now! 🙂

  26. 26

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  27. 27

    What! 100% whole wheat AND you used coconut oil? These totally count as healthy. LOVE this post!

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  30. 30

    I added these on stumbleupon! Love it!

  31. 31

    If they’re healthy does this mean I can eat as many as I want…haha 😉 These look amazing!

  32. 32

    I need a couple of these babies! And they are healthy too, so I can have a few! They look scrumptious!

  33. 33

    Their perfect for breakfast with warm milk. I like the texture of these cookies.

  34. 34

    Jenny – These look AMAZING!!! I’m going to give them a try this week!

  35. 35
    Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I just made these, and they are fantastic! My husband and 2 1/2 year old daughter keep asking for more…guess I should have waited until AFTER dinner to make them! 🙂 My only regret is that they are so good, I can’t guarantee I’ll do well with portion control! Thanks for sharing these. I just found your site, so I can’t wait to try more of your yummy recipes!

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    Alison says:

    Can I use extra virgin coconut oil?

    • 36.1
      Jenny says:

      Extra virgin works also. If you’re wondering, research has shown that there isn’t a difference between “extra virgin” and “virgin” for coconuts. We do buy coconut oil designated “raw”. 🙂

  37. 37
    Rottie says:

    I tried these and they’re not rising I followed the directions. What happened?

  38. 38

    these sound AND LOOK fabulous!! xo

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      Jenny says:

      Thanks Lisa! Hope you are doing well. Love seeing your cute family on Instagram. Mason is getting soooo big! Crazy how fast time goes 🙂 xo

  39. 39
    laurie says:

    Just made these and they’re terrific – maybe even better than butter. Used whole wheat pastry flour and dark chocolate chips. Thanks – this is a good one!

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    Chloe says:

    These sound so good! I’ll have to make these tonight! Do you think I could subsitute whole wheat flour for oat flour instead? And substitute honey for the white sugar? Thanks!!

  41. 41

    I’m always looking for ways to make my cookies healthier and the addition of the wheat flour and coconut oil begin to make these healthier! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try them! (:

  42. 42
    Jenny T says:

    What scooper do you use for your cookies?! They always come out perfect! I have yet to find one i like…! THanks!!

  43. 43
    Marlena says:

    I substituted the egg with ground flaxseed and water. These turned out fabulous. I wasnt sure I could make cookies like this so im ever so thankful for your blog.

  44. 44
    Shannon says:

    These taste amazing! But mine spread really thin when I baked them. Should I refrigerate the dough before baking? Thanks.

  45. 45

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  46. 46
    Katie Hatch says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I made them today with my 4 year old and they were such a HIT! So yummy and you’d never guess they are a healthier version. I usually make the crisco recipe which is NOT in any way shape or form healthy, LOL, so thank you!:)

  47. 47
    Isabel says:

    Just finished making these a few minutes ago!! They turned out fabulous. Love the healthy additions, this was the first recipe that came up when I looked for healthy choc chip cookies. So happy it did. Thank you!!!

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  49. 49
    365days says:

    I have to tell you, I just made these today, and they are THE BEST cookies I’ve ever tasted, and I can’t believe I made them in my own kitchen. So easy to make, and so delish! Thank you thank you thank you! – Sam

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