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Are you looking for a cookie recipe that is healthier and includes whole grains, whole wheat, and olive oil? While they have nutritious ingredients, these whole wheat cookies are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They calm the craving for something sweet.
We started the Mediterranean Diet when looking for a healthier way to eat. It has been studied and shown to improve the risk of chronic diseases when followed and combined with exercise and stress management.
Learning about the diet takes a bit of time. The diet focuses on whole grains, extra virgin olive oil, and other healthy plant-based foods.
Sweets are limited on the diet, except for special occasions. But, sometimes you just need a treat.
Finding recipes that incorporate ingredients allowed on the Mediterranean diet is important. This whole wheat cookie recipe substitutes olive oil for butter, whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour, and includes whole-grain oatmeal and nuts.
I embellished these cookies by adding both white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans, but they would be good with chopped apricots or golden raisins too.
Ingredients in Whole Wheat Cookies
One of the key ingredients in this recipe is whole wheat pastry flour. This flour has a lighter color and a finer texture that is closer to all-purpose flour.
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
How to Prepare Whole Wheat Cookie Dough
This recipe comes together much like any other.
First preheat oven to 350F.
Next mix your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Combine olive oil, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
Add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Mix in oatmeal, chips, and nuts. The dough will appear wet.
Spoon onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 8-9 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
How to Store Cookies
These cookies don't last long at my house.
Store in airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.
May 2021 Update: Updated post with helpful recipe tips and updated images.
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