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.Print
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and continue mixing until smooth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 12
- Category: Dessert