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Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sharing my coconut oil chocolate chip cookies today! Whip up a batch of my Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies for your favorite cookie flavor without all the calories! Healthy has never tasted so good.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

The term “healthier” has different definitions to different people, agreed?  I substituted coconut oil for butter and used white whole wheat flour therefore I am calling these my “healthier” cookie 🙂  

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coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Grab some coconut oil and add it into a bowl.

How to Make Healthier Cookies

  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.

  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stirring until dough forms.

  4. 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.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Add your sugars.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

One egg please 🙂

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

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

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

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.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Time for the chocolate! I used semi-sweet.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

My favorite part 🙂  Gimmie that dough!

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Scoop your dough onto your favorite baking sheet.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

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

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Whip up a batch of my Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies for your favorite cookie flavor without all the calories! Healthy has never tasted so good.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookie recipe, best chocolate chip cookies, best chocolate chip cookies recipe, easy chocolate chip cookie recipe, easy chocolate chip cookies, healthier chocolate chip cookies, healthy chocolate chip cookies, homemade chocolate chip cookies, the best chocolate chip cookies ever, whole wheat chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 136 kcal
  • 1/2 cup olive oil virgin
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 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.

  3. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stirring until dough forms.

  5. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.

  6. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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
    Molly Carter says:

    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!

  19. 19
    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
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    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!

  36. 36
    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

    • 38.1
      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!

  40. 40
    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!!!

  48. 48

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    long time. Thanks and good luck.

  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

  50. 50

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  51. 51
    Joy Z says:

    I have made these cookies two times now, and I love them. They are delicious and very filling. Thanks for a great recipe!

  52. 52
    Jaime says:

    I just made these & oh my they are really good!! I also used Flax Seed instead of the egg so I figured that makes them even healthier?? 🙂

  53. 53
    Vickie says:

    Just made a batch. Used 2 tbsp butter and rest coconut oil. I grind my own flour so that adds some nutrition. We devoured them. My kids loved helping from start to finish including clean-up. Thanks for a great cookie recipe the whole family loved.

  54. 54
    Lisa Madson says:

    i made this, but instead of sugars, used 1/2 cup of honey. Delish!

  55. 55
    Rebecca says:

    I just happened to google the ingredients I had and found your recipe. My husband and I love the cookies. Thank you for posting this!

  56. 56
    Jeannie says:

    These cookies were outstanding..i too am trying hard to eat healthy.. I love they r made with coconut oil….mix was kinda dry so I added anither egg… I might not of measured correctly.. I have a bad habit of that

  57. 57
    kim says:

    I have made these twice and both times I’ve added a couple extra tablespoons of coconut oil because it mixes up dry. Am I the only one?

  58. 58
    Nancy says:

    Great recipe. Next time I am adding a half c of oats.

  59. 59
    Griselle says:

    Wow I made these tonight and they were amazing! FINALLY I found a healthy recipe for cookies that we love. Thank you for sharing

  60. 60
    Jenny says:

    I looking for a recipe with coconut, dried cherries and chocolate chips, using coconut oil.
    I used your recipe and added 1/2cup flaked coconut and 1/2 cup dried cherries. Just took the first batch out of oven.
    May have to adjust time.
    They would be very good with chopped almonds but my husband is allergic to nuts.

  61. 61
    Pat says:

    My daughter and I just made these and they are absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I have never baked with coconut oil before. Great idea! Thanks!

  62. 62
    Erin says:

    could the granulated sugar be left out without affecting the final product too much? we have cut granulated sugar from our kitchen. should we sub with honey/syrup, or do you think it could be left out altogether? thanks! they sound delicious!

  63. 63
    Kristen Assell says:

    Is the quantity right for chocolate chips? I doubled these and still found a cup and quarter to be sufficient and on the heavy end for the chips. Pretty much all sugar and oil between chips and sugars. Its a great base recipe but if anyone wants a lower sugar option, I used Just 1/2 cup coconut sugar and half the amount of chips and it was still super yummy and very sweet!

  64. 64
    Olivia says:

    Turned out great! Added a few white chocolates through and reduced caster sugar slightly as well. So moist and delicious!

  65. 65
    Treva says:

    Would I need to change this for altitude? We live at 5000 ft

  66. 66
    Lynette Evans-Tiernan says:

    LOVE this recipe with a few modifications (olive oil instead of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of brown sugar without granulated sugar, and addition of 1 TBSP each of flax seed and chia seeds. It’s fast and super easy to mix up when you need a chocolate fix. I only get 15 cookies when I use my medium sized cookie scoop. I have no idea how you get 2 dozen cookies from this recipe (unless they are biet size).

  67. 67
    Mary C says:

    How softened should the oil be. Not melted right?

  68. 68
    Shena says:

    I have made probably a dozen batches of these and they’re AMAZING! I was curious if you’ve ever added other ingredients – like peanut butter, cocoa powder for double fudge? I wanted to branch out but keep it healthy like these ones! This recipie has seriously changed me! Thank you!

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