Bonus Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Caramel

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookies - Try these #chewy, reduced-sugar #cookies by @wearychef Do you love a hearty, chewy cookie?  Then you have come to the right place, my friend. These reduced-sugar chewy oatmeal cookies are dense, chewy and packed with chocolate and caramel. They are somewhat healthy (for a cookie) because they use 50% whole wheat flour and only 1/2 cup of sugar. (You could replace the chocolate and caramel with chopped dried fruit and have an even healthier treat!) When looking for caramel squares for another recipe, I found caramel bits in the baking section. They were promoted as ready to melt, but I wanted to try them in a cookie recipe instead. I loved the taste and texture of the chewy caramel morsels, but if you can’t find them, try butterscotch chips instead. Either way, I’m sure you will love these chewy oatmeal cookies! Adapted from Healthier Oatmeal Cookies at The Simply Wholesome Kitchen. Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Cookies - Try these #chewy, reduced-sugar #cookies by @wearychef

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Caramel

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These reduced-sugar oatmeal cookies are chewy and packed with chocolate and caramel.

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


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  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened (adds a salted caramel flavor)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits or butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and continue mixing until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flours, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture, and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and caramel bits.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop or tablespoon, place balls of cookie dough about 2″ apart on two baking sheets lined with silicone mats or parchment paper. Press each cookie to be about 1″ thick because cookies will not spread much while baking.
  5. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


It is recommended to bake one pan of cookies at a time so they cook evenly.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: Dessert
Chewy #Oatmeal #Cookies with #chocolatechips and #caramel - Reduced sugar and whole wheat flour makes for a cookie you can feel good about! from
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


10 years ago

I love these cookies. Thanks Andi for another lovely recipe.

10 years ago

Thanks so much, Liz!

Dan from Platter Talk
11 years ago

These look wonderful. I know six young men (our boys) who will love them. Great idea and thanks for posting this!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks so much, Dan! Six boys!? You are my hero, and you aren’t giving me hope for having a girl if we have another kid! Your recipes look delicious. I pinned your White Chicken Chili to try soon. Thank you again for stopping by.

Jill Sunday
11 years ago

I just love your title and concept. As a mother of four, I, too, am a weary chef who loves to cook, but who sometimes is just soooo tired.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you, Jill! Your comment made my day :) I can only imagine how tired you must be with four kids. I am worn out just from two!

11 years ago

If they’re healthy, we get to eat more right? They look delicious Andi :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Absolutely! I’m pretty sure four cookies is a serving ;) Thanks so much, Lisa!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks
11 years ago

Great looking cookies, Andi! Chocolate and caramel pair so well together. I love making recipes with oats however, I usually don’t make cookies with oats. I really need to go it one day. :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Julie! I love oatmeal cookies because they seem to make the texture even chewier, which I like. I don’t care for raisins though, so I usually only like homemade oatmeal cookies where I can leave them out!

Ellora @ Creatively Southern
11 years ago

Oh my Andi, these look so good!I can totally pretend that they are really healthy and good for me because they have oatmeal in them! Hey, I wonder if I tried dark chocolate if that would up the healthy factor! haha :) Always love your recipes!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you, Ellora! They are fairly healthy except for the chocolate and caramel part, and with dark chocolate it would definitely be health food! ;) Thanks so much for your comment!

11 years ago

that looks lovely :-) But heaven forbid you switch out the chocolate chips and caramel bits for dried fruit like raisins :-o haha, they would be more like granola bars that way, I suppose.

These look hearty and delicious. Oh what a lucky family you have!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

When I said “dried fruit” I was thinking more like apricots, mango, cranberries, or cherries. NOT RAISINS of course ;) That reminds me that I need to make your muffins!

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