Good For You! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dear Kitchen Sink,

I have tried to show a decent, Christian love to you.

I’ve served you, scrubbed you, attempted to befriend you. But time and time again you dirty yourself, despite my best efforts to keep you clean and shining.

In a reread of the Bible today, it appears I have reached my limit. I have forgiven you seventy times seven, and then another four, just for good measure. And so today I wash my hands of you. Or rather, I will no longer wash my hands in you. I turn you over to your maker. Or rather, to the silent corner of my kitchen in which you will sit, with a mound of dirty dishes in you until I see fit to shine you up again and reconcile you to my heart.

Thank you for listening.


Is your kitchen sink clean? It is? Well, shame on you. You’re making me look bad. Very, very bad, indeed.

The opposite of bad= These cookies. That is all.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/4 cup coconut oil (softened)
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Coach's Oats (or old-fashioned oats)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla
1 cup spelt flour
1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips


In a standing mixer, beat together the coconut oil, egg, and sugar. Add the oats, salt, vanilla, and spelt. Stir until well combined. Mix 1 cup of chocolate chips into the dough. Roll into large (2" cookie balls) and press additional chocolate chips onto the top of the cookie.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until the cookies have flattened and set. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.

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30 Responses to “Good For You! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 1

    Dennis on September 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm Reply

    These are my favorite cookies in the whole world. The oatmeal adds a bit of crunch that I absolutely love!

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    Amy Tong on September 13, 2011 at 5:13 am Reply

    These look amazing. Good for me too? I’m jumping right in! :)

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    Katrina on September 13, 2011 at 5:28 am Reply

    I love these! Great recipe. I need some cookies now.

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    Blog is the New Black on September 13, 2011 at 5:50 am Reply

    I love when recipes call for MILK chocolate… my fav!

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    Bev Weidner on September 13, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply

    The Lord hath looked down upon you and granted you with life’s greatest blessing….THAT COOKIE.

    Heavens doth shone upon your grace. Or something?

    • Brooke replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

      Or something for sure!

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    Bianca @ bsweetdreaming on September 13, 2011 at 7:52 am Reply

    I love healthy recipes! I can’t wait to try it :) love your blog!

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    Kristy on September 13, 2011 at 8:02 am Reply

    This looks great! I was wondering, can I substitute spelt flour for plain or self raising wholemeal flour please?

    And I am thinking too that you’re doing Farenheit not celcius for the oven temp?

    With thanks and Kind Regards
    (looking forward to making these yummy biscuits!)

    • Brooke replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

      Plain flour can most definitely be substituted!

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    Susie on September 13, 2011 at 8:05 am Reply

    These look amazing! I may substitute whole wheat pastry flour for the spelt flour, can’t wait to try!!

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    angela on September 13, 2011 at 9:07 am Reply

    does using coconut oil instead of butter, give it a coconut flavour or different texture?

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    RidgewoodMom on September 13, 2011 at 9:59 am Reply

    Amen! I love the prayer! Sad to admit, I did a somewhat haphazard rinse of my sink today as I finally put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. I know, poor me! I can’t even keep my sink empty/ clean when I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher. Ah the woes of my life!
    I will be making these cookies! When? TBD…

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    Florrie Nuttall on September 13, 2011 at 10:20 am Reply

    Every time I eat a cookie for breakfast (or piece of cake, brownie, or piece of pie) I like to tell myself that I can’t be worse than eating a donut! And for heaven’s sake, they market those bad boys for breakfast consumption. Let’s start marketing these as breakfast cookies….we’ll make millions!

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    Maria on September 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Can I have a dozen? Please?

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    Kolette on September 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I have been thinking that there was NOTHING that I could do in the kitchen that was remotely as good as my cheeky friend….but wait!….yes!….my sink is clean about 95% of the time! Unfortunately, I think that is the case only because I can’t do all of the other marvelous things that you do in the kitchen. Hmmm…clean sink but still wanting to be just like you.

    • Brooke replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

      DARN YOU! A clean kitchen sink?! I’m terribly jealous.

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    Jenny Mertes on September 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm Reply

    I’m wondering about the spelt flour too, since all I have on hand is unbleached flour. I don’t eve know what spelt is, and unless it’s crucial to the recipe, I don’t want to go spend $5 on a bag of something I may never use again. Is substitution going to work for those of us who have un-spelt kitchens? Thanks!

    • Brooke replied: — September 13th, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

      Sure! Feel free to substitute whole wheat or white whole wheat or even plain white flour. Just keep in mind that spelt is an incredibly versatile substitute for flour, and full of awesome, awesome nutrients. It might be worth the $5 bag to try it out! You can cook with it in any recipe in place of the flour. It’s fantastic!

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    v. blanchard on September 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm Reply

    My mom used to pass normal oatmeal cookies off as a passable, nutritious breakfast in a pinch (“they are more wholesome than sugary cereals full of preservatives”). I guess these would be a step up!

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    Cumorah on September 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I’m afraid I may have had something to do with your kitchen sink woes! So sorry for leaving you with such a mound, especially after such a delicious and lovely evening. Whilst thou ever forgive me? {with my head bowed for emphasis} Love always, your lowly, faithful, always in overwhelming awe of you, friend, Cumorah.

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    Julie on September 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm Reply

    I tried these out and they were really good. They didn’t flatten though. I was wondering if I didn’t get the oil softened enough. It is supposed to be almost melted? Thanks for the recipe.

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    Erin on September 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I’d eat those in a heart beat!

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    Brighton Restaurants on September 22, 2011 at 12:33 am Reply

    Simply Gorgeous !!

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    Hilary on September 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm Reply

    I did these and they were falling apart when I tried to put them on the cookie sheet and then the ones that were in actual balls stayed that way. Any Ideas what I did wrong. These seem like they would be really good so I definately want to get them right. Thanks

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    Carolyne on January 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Yummmmm…. These are my favorite cookies, but I can never find a good recipe!! Thanks so much :) They’re in the oven now!!

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    Rana on March 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Yum yum! Thanks!

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    Lisa on August 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I am addicted to making these. Love them, and best of all, my family loves them!!

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    There has been increasing interest in oatmeal in recent years because of its health benefits. Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, because of its soluble fibre content. After it was reported that oats can help lower cholesterol, an “oat bran craze”.-;”`

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    Marti on August 21, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply

    These look fantastic and yummy! Can’t wait to bake them, thankyou.

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