Recipe: Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

From the Martha Makes Cookies app, available on iOS.

Makes: 2 dozen

This is one smart—and seriously tasty—cookie, combining whole-wheat flour and wheat germ, honey, and brown sugar. Bite for bite, it stands up to the original.


½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
cup neutral-tasting oil, such as safflower
½ cup packed dark-brown sugar
½ cup honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk to combine both flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, brown sugar, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir to combine; mix in oats and raisins.

2. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball; repeat with remaining dough. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.

3. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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