Healthy Makeover Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • Yield: servings

Revamped, these gems are still ooey-gooey good—but they’re only 80 calories each (with a gram of healthy fiber per cookie). We’ve also cut out half the fat and cholesterol you’d find in this treat’s calorie-laden cousins. Lose the guilt—and indulge!


1/2cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/2cup trans-fat-free vegetable oil spread (60% to 70% oil)
1large egg
1large egg white
2teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
2 1/2cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
6ounces bittersweet (62% cacao) or semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, with mixer on medium-low speed, beat sugars and vegetable spread until well blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Add egg, egg white, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt until mixed. With spoon, stir in oats and chocolate chips until well combined.
  3. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake until golden, 12 to 13 min­utes. With wide metal spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Store cookies in cookie jar up to 3 days.

Reprinted with permission from Good Housekeeping’s The Cookie Jar Cookbook: 65 Recipes for Classic, Chunky and Chewy Cookies, Hearst Books, 2011

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 80
  • Fat 4
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Cholesterol 4
  • Sodium 70
  • Carbohydrate 11
  • Fiber 1
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