Matt’s Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Matt created these cookies one weekend when I was sick. They are absolutely delicious — healthy but not TOO healthy :)

healthy oatmeal cookies

Matt’s Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

(makes about 2 dozen cookies)


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash or 3 of cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (not regular WW flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the oats and dark chocolate pieces. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto cooking sprayed or nonstick baking sheets.
  3. Bake 15 minutes; allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy :)


Click here for the original post with lots more photos and to see why they are called dark chocolate “chunk” instead of chip!

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