Mint Chocolate Chip-Oat Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip-Oat Cookies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 69.2
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.4 mg
  • Sodium: 53.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mint Chocolate Chip-Oat Cookies calories by ingredient


Introduction

You'll never know these cookies are lower in fat! Customize your cookies by using any flavor of "chips" you prefer! You'll never know these cookies are lower in fat! Customize your cookies by using any flavor of "chips" you prefer!
Number of Servings: 40

Ingredients

    4 Tbsp "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Cooking and Baking Blend"
    1/3 cup low fat cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
    1 cup light brown sugar, packed
    2 large egg yolks
    3/4 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup oat flour*
    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/3 cup whole wheat flour
    3/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    5 ounces dark chocolate and mint chips
    *NOTE: To make oat flour, place oats in a food processor or blender until they achieve a flourlike consistency.

Tips

Every cookie platter should have a chocolate chip cookie. This cookie provides a lower fat option, with a holiday hint of mint. I used a limited edition dark chocolate and mint mix; however a dark chocolate chip could be used (substitute peppermint flavoring for the vanilla). These are a favorite of my grandchildren, so you know they passed the "kid" test for flavor.

This recipe was created by Patricia Huller C.C.E., M.Ed., a culinary instructor and healthy baking expert from Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute, especially for SparkRecipes.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare baking pans by spraying with canola oil spray. You may also line pans with parchment paper or use a silicone baking liner.
Cream the "butter," cream cheese and brown sugar on high speed using a mixer. Once the mixture is fluffy, reduce the speed to low and add the egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until combined. Combine the the flours, baking soda, salt, and chips in a bowl. Add to the butter mixture and mix by hand until well blended.
Drop heaping teaspoons onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten lightly with the bottom of a glass that has been moistened with water.
Bake 6-7 minutes. Rotate the pans and bake until lightly browned, about another 3 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Cool and store in tightly sealed container.

Makes 40 Cookies

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Splenda makes a brown sugar and you use half the amount of regular brown sugar, which saves not only calories but also cuts down on the sugar! I've used it for several years and you can't tell the difference. Splenda also makes a white sugar for baking that you use half the amount of as well. - 12/6/11


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    Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love the chocolate and mint combo! - 12/10/09


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    Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed these cookies - stumbled on the dark chocolate/mint chip mix at Walmart; but have made it with chocolate mint chips from the bulk food store too (they aren't quite as minty as the combo pack) but big hit - thank you. Oat flour grinding tip works very nicely by the way. - 1/15/10


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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These are excellent. I used peppermint extract instead of chips. These make nice thin, chewy cookies. - 10/28/10


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    Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I tried these cookies and the whole family loved them. I love the fact that there is whole wheat flour and that you make flour with oatmeal. It makes it so much healthier. I wish I could eliminate white flour in my diet. I used mint chocolate chips. The cookies weree delicious!!!! - 12/11/09


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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. The combination of mint and chocolate chip cannont be beat. - 12/10/09


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    Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are sooo good! I added 1tsp of peppermint extract instead of the mint choc chips. Everyone in my house loved em! Now the real test... staying out of them! - 12/9/12


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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Amazing!! I used the new chocolate and mint chips, and just regular i can't beleive it's not butter, you need to leave the cookies on the silpats for a good 2-5 minutes to successfully get them off! But delicious!! - 12/10/12


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made these using 3/4 tsp. peppermint extract as I didn't have mint chips. Turned out real nice. Thanks! - 2/3/11


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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    yum...one of my favorite flavor combos, chocolate and mint...dessert doesn't get any better than that! - 12/10/09


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have chocolate chips, let alone mint ones, when I was searching for a recipe for my husband's confirmation class this Wednesday. I had him chop up Hershey Special Dark bar and some dried cherries. Everyone loved the results, including a shut-in neighbor. Thanks. - 1/16/13


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    Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A mi marido le encanta el menta-chocolate, se las prepararť a ver, que opina - 12/9/12


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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    WOW a cookie you can actually eat ! - 12/10/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW! I finally found a low fat cookie recipe that works. I made this into basic chocolate chip cookies, and instead of butter, I used unsweetened apple sauce. These are fantastic! - 12/7/14


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I, too, used the Splenda brown sugar, switched the amount of white flour with the whole wheat and used coconut flour instead of the oats. The grandkids loved it! Substituted semi-sweet chocloate chips andused vanilla flavoring. Will definitely be trying it with the oat flour at some point - 1/5/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are really good. I made my own chip mix and made a batch. Kept a dozen and the rest for neighbors. They were so good, I made a second batch to gift!! - 12/9/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My only substitution was Splenda Brown Sugar. They are delicious!!! Thank You. - 12/9/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice switch up of the standard chocolate chip recipe adding more fiber with the oat flour! - 10/1/12


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    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! Just bought these chips so now instead of the usual choc. chip cookies I will try this. - 12/15/09


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    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    will try for holidays I like mint and chocolate - 12/10/09


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    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Gonna try this for Christmas - 12/10/09


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    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love mint and chocolate chip--what a combination - 12/10/09


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    Incredible!
    YUM - 5/7/21


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    :) - 4/29/21


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    yum - 3/28/21


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    Good
    Sounds so yummy but I count carbs
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    Really good - 1/18/21


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    Very Good
    A new star recipe for my cookbook. - 12/10/20


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    Good
    Ok - 12/10/20


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    I have never put mint in my chocolate chip cookies, I am going to have to try these - 12/10/20


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    Very Good
    My family does not like mint so I subbed out for peanut butter and butterscotch! These would be great for Christmas though certainly! Easy enough cookie recipe~ - 8/18/20


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    Look forward to trying these - 7/24/20


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    looks good use splenda brown sugar and white for chocolate chips - 6/23/20


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    Interesting combo. - 5/13/20


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    Thanks - 4/15/20


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    Incredible!
    I used vanilla and all dark chocolate chips and they were terrific - 1/17/20


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    I liked that oat flour and whole wheat flour were used in this recipe. Unfortunately, I only had real butter and had to use this instead....but we managed to portion ourselves.... - 12/11/19


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    Very Good
    These are really good cookies. Very successful for our cookie exchange. - 12/10/19


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    Would like to try it with Splenda brown sugar - 12/10/19


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    Good
    good - 12/10/19


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    I'm not big on mint but my family and friends really enjoyed them - 12/10/19


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    Looks good enough to try to make - 12/10/19


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    It is not a flavor I would think of with a cookie, but it is my favorite ice cream so why not a cookie?! - 12/10/19


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    Very Good
    Thanks - 8/7/19


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    love mint chocolate and oatmeal together. hard not to eat several - 7/10/19


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    yummy... - 6/19/19


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    yummy - 6/10/19


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe! Love these for breakfast or a snack. - 6/8/19


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    delicious - 4/12/19


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    Good cookies!!! - 3/26/19


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    Can't wait to try this! - 3/22/19


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    Incredible!
    I'll be making more of these for sure. I used the vanilla extract with this batch, and will definitely try the peppermint with next batch and maybe even toss in some nuts and drizzle some chocolate over the top. Thanks for the share! - 12/29/18


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    O.K.
    I'm not a fan of mint chocolate chips but it wasn't awful - just different than I'm used to. - 12/24/18


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    Very Good
    yum - 12/18/18


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    Incredible!
    I am not a mint person but DH loved these. - 12/13/18


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    Good
    So many suggestions by the other members. Wow - 12/11/18


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    Incredible!
    absolutely great. My grandchildren will love these - 12/10/18


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    Yummy & healthy. - 12/10/18


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe!!! - 12/10/18


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    Has anyone tried this recipe using one whole egg rather than two egg yolks? It would lower the fat content. - 12/10/18


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    Incredible!
    YUMMY - 11/10/18


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    Very Good
    My wife made these last night and ooooh boy. they are yummy! - 11/7/18


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    Will try. - 9/26/18


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    tasty - 8/9/18


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    great tasting - 6/5/18


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    good - 5/12/18


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    Very Good
    Great recipe! - 4/7/18


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    Tasty - 3/28/18


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    Yum! - 3/22/18


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    I love the chocolate and the mint. - 3/19/18


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    Yummy - 3/9/18


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/26/18


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    I left out the cream cheese.. - 2/15/18


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    - 1/15/18


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    Incredible!
    Excellent!! - 12/27/17


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    Great idea - 12/24/17


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    Incredible!
    Made these today. Subbed Splenda brown sugar and they are great. I'm taking them to a cookie exchange at church Saturday. I think they will be a hit. - 12/14/17


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    yummy - 12/13/17


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    Incredible!
    Big hit with family and friends. Will make it again. - 12/10/17


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    A favorite of ours. Thanks - 12/10/17


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    Very Good
    I make these for my office and Hubby work gathering for the holiday - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    Some tasty cookies! - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 12/10/17


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    fantastic cookie
    - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    Awesome cookies - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    Very good cookie - 12/10/17


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    yummy - 12/10/17


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    O.K.
    why the different flours..... - 12/10/17


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    yummy - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    I love this mint chocolate chip oat cookie recipe! Delicious! - 12/10/17


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    Incredible!
    yum. - 12/10/17


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    Iíve never tried oatmeal cookies with mint chocolate chips. Iíll try it out. - 12/10/17


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    Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations - 12/10/17


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    How do you make 40 cookies from this recipe? - 12/10/17


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ONE cookie?? I'm better off with none. - 12/10/17


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    thanks - 12/10/17


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    Delicious - 12/10/17


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    wasn't sure but gave it a try... prob won't make again - 12/10/17


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    I love anything with mint. - 12/10/17


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    love the hint of mint - 12/10/17