The lingering daylight and recent warm weather reminds me of childhood summer evenings where I’d sit at the kitchen table dunking some Chip’s Ahoy cookies into my glass of milk. This was before my family or I knew anything about healthy eating. Cookies after dinner were customary for my little sister and me. I’d mash them into my milk and then spoon them into my mouth as if they were cereal, or I’d just eat them and then wash them down with some refreshing, creamy milk. My sister would just eat them plain, that weirdo. But man, those were the days.
I mean, sometimes in life nothing is better than some cookies and a glass of milk. Santa agrees with me, and he is one happy man. Yet ever since we’ve all become better informed about processed junk foods, Chip’s Ahoy cookies are obviously no longer readily available in my kitchen cupboards.
Yet not having processed cookies for dessert doesn’t mean that we can’t have homemade cookies, right? Yep, I’m absolutely correct. Phew!
Mark, my mom, and I have spent the past 2 weeks or so baking several batches of these cookies to get them just right: crispy, buttery (without the butter), chocolatey, and delicious. The recipe has definitely transformed from our very first batch to the one I’m about to share with you.
Think of Chip’s Ahoy’s crunchy, buttery cookies loaded with chocolate chips. Yeah, these cookies are quite similar to those but just way, way, way healthier. And in my opinion, they’re also way, way, way tastier. Need I add anymore ‘ways’ to convince you? Nah, I think you’re good.
Made with almond meal, whole wheat flour, oat flour, and coconut flakes, these crispy cookies will knock your socks off. Our house was fully stocked up on cookies for a while, well, up until about 5 minutes ago. I just ate the last cookie. Sh, don’t tell anyone.
Note: If you don’t want to make oat flour, you can simply use 1 cup of whole wheat flour. But if you do want to make oat flour, it is super simple. Dump the rolled oats into a food processor and process them until they’re as fine as flour.
- ¾ cup almond meal
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup rolled oats (processed into flour)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ chocolate chips
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl beat egg, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until smooth and creamy (mix on low). Add olive oil and mix until it has been fully incorporated.
- In another bowl add the dry ingredients (almond meal, whole wheat flour, oat flour, and unsweetened coconut flakes). Stir them so that they're well mixed and then add them into the large bowl of wet ingredients. Use the mixer and mix on low until the dough is formed.
- Once all of the ingredients have been evenly mixed, add the chocolate chips. You may need to use your hands to mix the chocolate chips into the dough.
- Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
- Use a teaspoon and scoop the dough out. Roll the dough in your hands, place it on the sheet, and the flatten it with your palm. The cookie should be about 2 inches wide. Space them about 1 inch apart on the pan. You should be able to make a total of 24 cookies (12 cookies on each baking sheet).
- Bake the cookies one sheet at a time. Bake each sheet for 15 minutes and then allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes. Then bite into the crispiest cookies ever!
I know, you might have to chew on your fingernails for the 2 minutes you wait for the cookies to cool. They become so crunchy with gooey chocolate chips. If you’re a fan of crunchy cookies, this recipe is totally for you.
These cookies are a total hit with my family and I hope they’ll be with yours as well! Photo credits for this post once again go to the one and only Mark: taste tester and temporary photographer. Recipe developing goes to some wonderful mother daughter weekend bonding time.
If you have kids, bake with them! Kids learn best through exposure to various life experiences. Baking helps develop their reading, math, life, and science skills. It’s also a way for you to deepen your relationship with your children.
Happy Tuesday and stay happy and healthy y’all!