Chocolate Chip Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies
Yields: 15 cookies
 
These chewy oatmeal cookies are perfect for the holidays! They’re full of eggnog flavor, cozy spices, and plenty of rich chocolate. They’ll keep for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator—if they last that long!
  • 1 cup (100g) instant oats (measured like this and gluten-free if necessary)
  • ¾ cup (90g) whole wheat or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp (150mL) dairy-free eggnog, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (96g) coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp (42g) miniature chocolate chips, divided
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, eggnog, and vanilla. Stir in the coconut sugar. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Gently fold in 2 ½ tablespoons of chocolate chips. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly using a spatula. Gently press the remaining chocolate chips into the tops. Bake at 325°F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Notes: It’s extremely important to measure both the oats and flour correctly using this method or a kitchen scale. Too much of either will dry out the cookies and leave them crumbly instead of chewy.

Instant oats are also known as quick-cooking or minute oats. They come in large canisters, just like old-fashioned oats. They are not the ones in the small flavored packets of oatmeal. To make your own, add the same amount of old-fashioned oats to a food processor, and pulse 10-12 times.

For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free instant oats and the following gluten-free flour blend: ½ cup (60g) millet flour, 2 tablespoons (15g) tapioca flour, 2 tablespoons (15g) brown rice flour, and ½ teaspoon xanthan gum. Most store-bought gluten-free blends will work as well, if measured like this.

I prefer soy-based or almond-based “nogs,” but regular or light eggnog will also work.

Brown or granulated sugar may be substituted for the coconut sugar. Do not substitute a liquid sweetener like honey, pure maple syrup, or agave because those will add too much liquid the cookie dough.

For more tips and answers to all other questions, including substitutions, see my Oatmeal Cookie FAQ page.

{gluten-free, vegan, low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/12/08/chocolate-chip-eggnog-oatmeal-cookies/