Oatmeal Date Chocolate Cookies

In Desserts, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

Makes 36 cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate feel-good treat. And you’ll feel even better about these because they’re made with high-fiber dates and oats.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups regular oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 3 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar until smooth. Combine flours, baking soda, oats and salt in a medium bowl. Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add eggs, vanilla, and dates. Fold in chocolate.
  3. Mix well and spoon mixture by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased (or parchment paper-lined) baking sheets. If the mixture falls apart, place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Using wet hands to form cookies also helps! Bake for 12 minutes, until tops are dry to the touch. Cool completely on wire rack.

Serving size: 1 cookie 

  • Calories 93
  • Fat 3.8g (sat 2.2g, mono 0.7g, poly0.2g)
  • Cholesterol 12mg
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • RS 1.1g
  • Sodium 70mg