Healthier Holiday Cookie Recipe

Stick to your wellness goals AND eat delicious cookies?? Seems like a good plan to us! Eating healthy foods that are also delicious isn’t impossible. This holiday season enjoy this healthier, but still incredibly tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe. This recipe cuts down on the sugar, a great strategy to help reduce breast cancer risk. It also uses whole-wheat pastry flour and dried fruit making these irresistible chocolate chip cookies less indulgent, but you don’t have to tell anyone that.

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 4 ounces dried cranberries or dried cherries


Step 1: Evenly position two racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Whisk the sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.

Step 3: Whisk the flours, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon; Stir in the chocolate chips and dried fruit.

Step 4: Scoop dough onto the prepared pans. roll dough into balls. Space about 2 inches apart on the sheet pans. Bake until golden, but still soft in the center, about 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Serve.