Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

If you’ve never had a skillet cookie, you are missing out.  Warm cookies are still the best food in the world in my opinion, and eating one out of an individual-serving sized skillet, just makes the best thing better.  This one trades out half of the butter for applesauce, and uses whole wheat flour and honey in place of white flour and most of the sugar.

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Here’s what to do:

  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and stir together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, apple sauce, brown sugar and honey.  (The mixture won’t look like regular cookie dough would at this point, but don’t worry, it will be okay.)
  3. Mix in the eggs one at a time.  (It REALLY won’t look like regular cookie dough, but I promise, everything will work out.)
  4. Add in the vanilla, and then slowly add in the flour mixture until well mixed.
  5. Stir in the oatmeal and the chocolate chips.  (See, it went back to looking like regular cookie dough.)
  6. Now, you can bake these like regular cookies on a cookie sheet for 9 minutes at 375 degrees, or you can scoop a couple of tablespoons of dough into a mini skillet and bake for 9 minutes at 375 degrees.  (I like the skillet because it helps to control the portion, but either way is going to lead to delicious, sort-of-healthy cookies.)
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