nutritional information

Per Cookie:

  • Calories: 173
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 122 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 12 g

The Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

The Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Makes 30 cookies

30 minutes or fewer

When you replace butter and eggs with ground walnuts, and all-purpose flour with a blend of oat flour and oatmeal, you get a moist, chewy, vegan cookie that’s loaded with good-for-your-heart ingredients.
  • 3 Tbs. canola oil
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 3.5-oz. bars bittersweet vegan chocolate, chopped, or 1½ cups vegan chocolate chips (12 oz.)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

2. Blend walnuts in food processor 30 seconds, or until ground into a fine meal. Add canola oil, and blend 2 to 3 minutes more, or until mixture has the consistency of natural peanut butter, scraping down sides of food processor occasionally. Transfer to bowl.

3. Whisk together brown sugar and ½ cup water in small saucepan, and bring mixture to a boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over ground walnut butter, add vanilla extract, and stir until no lumps remain.

4. Whisk together oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Stir oat flour mixture into walnut mixture. Cool 10 minutes. Fold in oats, then chocolate chips.

5. Shape cookie dough into 2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten cookies with bottom of drinking glass dipped in water. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown and tops look dry. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

February 2009 p.69

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Miranda - 2014-06-27 22:40:41

Here is the cookies we were talking about enjoy!!

kelly - 2014-04-04 18:57:27

These sound delicious & healthy

Donna - 2014-03-15 12:47:19

So yummy! I've eaten too many today. I didn't flatten mine since I live in a higher elevation. It was nice to have cookie dough safe for the kids to eat.

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h - 2014-01-01 06:19:11

These cookies are amazing! I always add flax seeds and dried, unsweetened coconut flakes. It definitely takes these cookies to a new level.

Cole - 2013-09-29 05:03:30

I have made these cookies several times, following instructions and ingredients pretty close. They are better using parchment paper and the water-dipped glass to slightly flatten. I add a smidge extra salt, and we use carob chips. I also use palm sugar instead of brown sugar. We use our VitaMix to grind the walnut butter mix. The cookies always get high praise. Many people have commented about the health aspect - healthy is always relative to an individual's needs. We like them because they are wheat-free, have very little oil and no dairy butter.

Jenny - 2013-07-11 23:13:51

hmmmm... I was so impressed by everyone's comments. But I didn't like how mine turned out. Too dry! Too much chocolate (never thought I would say that) and not sweet enough. Maybe I need to try it again and use a chocolate that is not so bitter. Also didn't flaten it with glass but with my hands instead. Don't tell me that this could have changed the consistency! Ah, I also have a flimsy food processor, so the walnut was not super smooth. Ideas?

Clara H - 2013-07-11 01:48:02

What´s heart healthy about 1 cup of light brown sugar?

Cecilia - 2013-07-09 15:37:19

Do you recommend soaking and dehydrating the nuts before baking with them?..or eating them for that matter?

Katie Oldham - 2013-07-09 02:51:39

I had to use pecans instead of walnuts. Such a mistake. The cookie was bitter and dry. Hope to try again.

Jenny - 2012-11-07 04:01:02

These are so good. They are actually my favorite cookies, and even friends not interested in healthy food really enjoy these. I used 1/2 c. agave and 1/2 c. brown rice syrup instead of brown sugar. Instead of buying oat flour I just used my food processor to turn oats into oat flour.. A little cheaper!

Meghan Nelson - 2012-07-09 20:45:02

I've made these twice. First time I fudged the directions and swore this recipe off. I didn't let the batter cool nor did I flatten the cookies with a glass. They turned out like a no-bake cookie, only not as good. I couldn't resist trying a second time and followed the directions EXACTLY. They are AMAZING!!!

Michelle - 2012-06-15 03:07:08

I made these for the first time today. They are easy to make and delicious! I strongly recommend you make them. NOW! :)

Christopher - 2012-06-02 21:08:33