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Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies on a lined baking sheet

Dark Chocolate Chunk Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies

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Dark chocolate chunk whole wheat oatmeal cookie recipe combines whole wheat flour, rolled oats, chunks of dark chocolate, and tart Craisins for a satisfyingly sweet treat. Baked in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, these cookies have bursts of bittersweet chocolate and tangy fruitiness, one of our most favorite cookies of all time!


  • 1/2 Cup Butter - room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Cups Old Fashion Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • 3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine butter and both sugars. Mix on medium speed until creamed together for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add egg + egg yolk and beat together until creamy and well blended.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients (except chocolate and cranberries) and mix until all are incorporated.
  5. Add dark chocolate and cranberries and mix until they are distributed evenly.
  6. Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes before serving (if you can wait that long!).
  7. Enjoy!


  1. This dough does not require to be chilled before, you can bake it right away. Of course, you can if you would like. Just scoop into balls on a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes - 1 hour and then bake as directed.
  2. These cookies also freeze beautifully. If freezing, scoop them out onto a cookie sheet like you were going to bake them. Stick the sheet in the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes hour until the cookie dough balls are frozen. Transfer balls into a freezer-safe ziplock bag and store for up to 4 months. To bake, place frozen cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 12.7 g
  • Sodium: 92.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.1 mg
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