Oatmeal Cookies with Date Syrup

Still sweet and yummy

By Katherine

Greg called these “healthy.” I wouldn’t go quite that far, although they’re not as guilt-inducing as some desserts. I cut back on the sugar and butter, most recipes called for about 50 percent more of each. But a stick is still well a stick. If you don’t have date syrup, you can use molasses, sorghum or honey. Feel free to add raisins, a forbidden fruit in my house.

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup date syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl or in the base of a stand mixer on high for about 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices and beat on medium speed until combined. Beat in egg and date syrup. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour and oats. Drop dough in spoonfuls, about a tablespoon each, two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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41 Responses to Oatmeal Cookies with Date Syrup

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Healthy or not, these cookies sure do sound delicious! Even better knowing that you cut the butter & sugar in half.

  2. nrhatch says:

    I have the hiccups . . . {hiccup!} . . . eating something sweet like . . . {hiccup!} . . . this might cure my . . . {hiccup!} . . . hiccups!

    That’s my . . . {hiccup!} . . . story and I’m sticking to . . . {hiccup} . . . it! 😉

  3. These look good, Katherine. Such a nice brown color.

  4. rutheh says:

    I love oatmeal cookies. These look wonderful. Raisins must be like Kryptonite.

  5. Kristy says:

    These look delicious! I love a good soft and chewy oatmeal cookie. Raisins are forbidden in mine as well. 😉

  6. Tandy says:

    They sound healthy enough for breakfast snacks!

  7. Purely.. Kay says:

    I love ooey, gooey oatmeal cookies. I wish I had some right now.. they are the perfect snack.

  8. Lovely, although I might sneak some forbidden fruit into mine!

  9. I haven’t had an oats cookie for the longest time. Yum!
    🙂 Mandy

  10. Eva Taylor says:

    I love oatmeal cookies Katherine, but they have to be chewy! Cutting back is the right thing to do! Greg cracks me up!

  11. Katherine, this looks great! I love oatmeal cookies, I have many versions of oatmeal cookies and I too use dates, well finely chopped dates but will have to try it with date syrup. Mmmm, I can smell them through the computer!

  12. The number one cookie at our house – although raisins are required.
    Sorry Greg.

  13. Norma Chang says:

    Those “healthy” cookies look sooooo good. I am having breakfast while reading your post and thinking they would make great healthy breakfast fare, oatmeal in cookie form,

  14. BrainRants says:

    Greg’s correct: these are healthy. It’s because of the oatmeal.

  15. I’m loving your use of date syrup these days, it’s an ingredient I will certainly have to try soon!

  16. billpeeler says:

    Glad they are still delicious after cutting back the butter and sugar. Date syrup has never been on my radar – now I will be on the look-out for it!

  17. egg me on says:

    Look at you guys, getting all healthy! (These certainly sound healthier than the cookies I made this week.) But they look great. The chopped almonds is a nice touch. I like how dark they are too.

  18. haha oatmeal cookies were my favorite treat growing up and I remember the excuse of them being ‘healthy’ or erm, ‘healthier’ than other cookie options:)

    These look lovely and chewy!

  19. niasunset says:

    sounds so healthy for me too dear Katherine, I took note for this recipe, Thank you, have a nice day for you both, with my love, nia

  20. I love it when you post a recipe, Katherine.. these look so yummy.. and less fat and sugar? Awesome!

  21. I just spent all day yesterday experimenting with oatmeal cookie recipes, and I can assure you that they were all healthy…just like yours. 🙂 Great combination of flavors!

  22. Great recipe Katherine! Any cookie with ‘less’ that look this delicious is a sweet win!

  23. TasteFood says:

    I love oatmeal cookies. Never tried date syrup, but now I will.

  24. I’m with Greg. Oatmeal means healthy. =D

  25. Courtney says:

    We are anit-raisin around here most of the time, too. These look darn good!

  26. Colline says:

    These look delicious – and would be a lot better, I am sure, than any store bought ones!

  27. eva626 says:

    this reminds me of when my sister used to bake like a crazy…they look delicious!!!!!

  28. zestybeandog says:

    I’ll take 2! 🙂 Cheers and have a great rest of the week!

  29. what can I say other than I HAVE GOT TO HAVE THESE

  30. Hmmm. These look really good, and I have leftover dates (not date syrup) and some oats in the house, that I was trying to figure out a way to use…yay! Am also trying your spinach and kale casserole this evening!

  31. I like the unique twist of date syrup! I have molasses…

  32. I’m with Greg – as far as cookies go I call these healthy! But I’ll add raisins in mine 🙂

  33. Count me in for the healthy vote.

  34. Oh my!
    I really can’t wait to try these. I might just bake them today

  35. I know you don’t like raisins but I would add them. Oatmeal is my favorite. Bet these are really good.

  36. Winnie says:

    Where do you get your date syrup?

  37. Jessica says:

    Oh, how I love oatmeal cookies. Haven’t had date syrup, but am a fan of dates and can only imagine how much more delicious these are with it!

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