Heart Smart Oatmeal Date Chocolate Cookies

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Vino Girl

From Health, January 2008. I made these with dried figs (soaked thoroughly in water) in place of the dates. Very chewy and delicious cookies and plenty sweet.

Top Review by Catfuzz

This is a delicious cookie recipe even if you don't have the whole wheat flour. I thought I had the WW on hand, but was able to use the all purpose for both flour portions instead. I am sure that the nutrition changed because of that. I also used a mixed dried fruit in place of the figs. The batter seems dry, and does not stick together very well, but the cookies turned out fine. They are very flavorful, and I appreciate the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  3. Remove from heat and add brown sugar.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, oats, and salt.
  6. Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add egg, vanilla, and chopped dates.
  7. Fold in bittersweet chocolate.
  8. Mix well and spoon mixture by tablespoon-fulls out onto lightly greased (or silicone baking mat–covered) baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, until tops are dry to the touch.

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