I try and divide my baking into two categories, baking for “health” and baking for taste, today I crossed over the line and combined the two. I took some of our favorite “for taste” cookies and made them a bit healthier. The kids were none the wiser and scarfed down every last drop, so it must have been a success!
The fun thing about these cookies is the sea salt sprinkled on top. WARNING: regular table salt will NOT work for this, sea salt flakes must be used! The combination of the chewy oatmeal, the sweet chocolate chips, and the sea salt is a match made in heaven!
Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt, Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from Weelicious
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or other flour)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- sea salt flakes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a mixer cream together the butter, coconut oil, and sugars until creamy and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until throughly combined.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until combined. Stir in the oats, flax, and chocolate chips.
Scoop 1 tablespoons dough balls onto a wax or silicone baking mat lined cookies sheet. Sprinkle a pin of sea salt flakes over the top of each dough ball.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges and golden brown on top (baking time greatly varies, depending on size of the cookie made.) Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before moving to the cooling rack. Store in an airtight container on the counter. These cookies store great in the freezer in an airtight container, just pop one out when you are in the mood!