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Reviews (34)

  • 15 Apr, 2011

    BOTH my girls loved this recipe! (4 & 6 yr old)
    and that almost NEVER happens. If one likes something, then usually the other doesn't, but these will be baked again in our house! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  • 30 Jan, 2011

    Someone commented that adding nuts would make them less healthy because it adds more calories. Not so! Nuts are a great source of protein and they fill you up. People have this idea that calories are bad, but calories from whole natural foods are good for you! You just need to use portion control. I really liked these cookies. I used craisins too and it added a lot of flavor. I am going to try some of the other suggestions too..I think the shorter cooking time might help make them softer.

  • 14 Nov, 2010

    I made these cookies following the recipe exactly as is. I used King Arthur white whole wheat flour ( an excellant brand) and these cookies baked and looked beautiful, but tasted horrible. My grown sons not knowing anything about the ingredients used could not strand their taste either. Will never make again nor recommend to others.

  • 26 Sep, 2010

    I added cinnamon and they are delicious and fast to make. My family loves them.

  • 26 Sep, 2010

    these cookies do not spread! :[

  • 18 Sep, 2010

    Great recipe my family just Love them. Definitely will recomend.

  • 14 Aug, 2010

    Nutritional information?

  • 25 Jul, 2010

    Made these tonight - great recipe! Used canola oil instead of vegetable oil and chocolate chips instead of currants. The kids loved them, and they were a little healthier than the traditional chocolate chip cookie. I got 16 out of this recipe, and they were done in about 14 minutes (convection oven). I will definitely make these again!

  • 25 Jun, 2010

    I've made these cookies several times and I love them! I did change things up a little. I use whole-wheat flour only, replaced the vegetable oil by apple sauce and the sugar by Splenda (you can use 6 packets as well). Love them. They fill me up!

  • 25 Jun, 2010

    I've made these cookies several times and I love them! I did change things up a little. I use whole-wheat flour only, replaced the vegetable oil by apple sauce and the sugar by Splenda (you can use 6 packets as well). Love them. They fill me up!

  • 21 Apr, 2010

    I liked these cookies, but they were just a touch bland. I think a little bit of salt would have helped tremendously to bring a bit more contrast to them. But overall a pretty good recipe for a relatively "healthy" cookie.

  • 14 Apr, 2010

    I made these cookies, well I found 15 to 17 minutes was way too long to bake them, the first batch burned. I raised the oven rack and flattened the cookies with a fork and baked them for 12 minutes tops and they were really good. Plan on making them again.

  • 8 Apr, 2010

    I will be making these with all whole wheat flour and they will be even healthier. Adding nuts is a great idea!, it adds healthy fats and protien which is NOT unhealthy by any means

  • 8 Apr, 2010

    would like to try those

  • 7 Apr, 2010

    I just made these cookies following the recipe to a tee! I have a 1 tablespoon size cookie scoop and the recipe yielded 21 cookies with that. I must say I like them very much, sweet enough for me and at 83 calories each are worth making!

  • 7 Apr, 2010

    WonderWymen

    By adding 1 cup chopped pecans to this recipe ups the calories to 142 per cookie...not healthy anymore!

  • 6 Apr, 2010

    to oatmeal cookies, always add nuts, makes 'em more nutritious and tastier, too

  • 6 Apr, 2010

    Try using the "Recipe Calculator" on the internet to get the nutritional value of any Martha Stewart's receipe's. Great tool to use. These cookies are about 100 calories each.

  • 6 Apr, 2010

    YogiJ...they probably want to show how good cooks they are...hee hee! I say try the recipe first and if you dont like it try to amend it afterwards....give the recipe a chance!

  • 6 Apr, 2010

    These are healthy cookies I calculated the caloric content of the cookies: if you make 18 each cookie has 96.6; if you make 20 each cookie has 87 calories.
    If you substitute and add chocolate chunks and Olive oil, the caloric content is obviously higher making them less healthy. Numbers I calculated with were on the package.

  • 6 Apr, 2010

    Not sure why you ladies bother with the recipes at all! Looks like you do your own thing anyway!

  • 3 Mar, 2010

    I replaced the oil with butter, added 1/2 tsp of salt, and also replaced the currants with dark chocolate chunks. I did not find these cookies to be bland at all, and in fact love the added texture and flavour from the whole wheat.

  • 11 Jan, 2010

    Where is the salt?! Looks like a good recipe but I would add 1/2 t. of salt for flavor.

  • 8 Feb, 2009

    I thought this was a pretty good recipe. I did alter it slightly tho. I only used 1/4 cup of oil and added a little butter for more flavor. I also only used 1/2 cup of sugar and added craisins and dark chocolate chunks. I like my cookies to be more grainy/wheaty rather than sweet/sugary. The craisins and dark chocolate more than made up for the lack of sugar. If you don't think the recipe calls for enough sugar, add some craisins or chocolate chips, it makes a huge difference!!

  • 28 Dec, 2008

    These cookies are really bland. They are easy to make but lack a nice cookie sweetness. Unless you get a raisin in your bite they don't have much flavor. I thought about putting an icing on them to salvage them but I don't think I would make them again.

  • 16 Jul, 2008

    I thought these were really good. I did a few things different. I used a 1T scoop and baked them for only 12 minutes. When they came out of the oven, I used a flat glass and pressed on them slightly. They really puff up and don't spread. That helped them remain nice and soft inside. I got 2 dozen small cookies out of the recipe. They're perfect size for my 2 year old. I will definitely make these again.

  • 1 Jul, 2008

    I wasn't that impressed. They're ok, but nothing to rave about. The recipe should be doubled also, it made about 18 golf ball sized cookies. When your cooking them, you should err on the side of undercooking. Over cooking them makes them hard as rocks! LOL

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    I didn't have raisins, so substituted craisins and they turned out great. I was a little worried because the dough is so greasy, but the end product is yummy. I got 15 cookies out of the recipe (3 points each for WW's)

  • 29 Apr, 2008

    Haven't made these yet, but am wondering why you don't give the nutritional value for the "healthy" cookie recipes.

  • 22 Apr, 2008

    These cookies turned out great! I made a not-so-healthy version using chocolate chips instead of currants or raisins. I also used olive oil instead of regular vegetable oil. They were fantastic! And so terribly easy! Will use this recipe again!

  • 12 Apr, 2008

    I used golden raisins and really enjoyed the result. A great, healthier cookie!

  • 9 Apr, 2008

    Absolutely delicious! Took no time at all to make (ofcourse the Kenwood Chef does help!)
    Very 'no fuss' and healthy too. I doubled the mixture and it made up a good batch of 12 3" cookies.
    This is a recipe that I will use time and time again!

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    Really tasty and much healthier than my usual chocolate chip ones! However, is it just me, or is there a typo? Even using 2 TEASPOONS of mixture this recipe only made 9 cookies... Anyone else found the same thing?

  • 12 Jan, 2008

    Probably would not make again but if I did I would add some finely chopped walnuts or pecans, plus a little cinnamon. Do not overcook. These do not spread at all; I'm guessing b/c of the oil.