Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

The healthiest cookie recipe I have tried. Delicious!


  • ¼ cup butter, there softened (I used Smart Balance 50/50 blend)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup white flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • ¼ cup ground chia seed (buy at Whole Foods)
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, clinic finely chopped (I ground in my nut chopper)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar using an electric mixer. Add cinnamon, soda, and salt. Beat until combined. Add cream cheese, oil, and vanilla, and beat until combined. Beat in flours. Using a spoon, stir in remaining ingredients. Dough will be crumbly.
  3. Form into balls and place about 2 inches apart on cookies sheet (press down a bit). Bake 9 minutes, and let cool on cookies sheet another minute before removing. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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