Grandma’s Cookbook – Honey Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies have sounded so good lately so I thought I’d explore the cookbook of my grandmother for some inspiration.  The recipe that caught my eye was for a Honey Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie.  I have to say I’ve never seen this combo in an oatmeal cookie before.  

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - recipe and cookbook

I looked at the recipe and what was in my pantry.  I switched out the shortening for 1/2 cup grass fed butter and 1/2 cup coconut oil.  I didn’t have chocolate but cocoa powder would do.  White spelt flour was used instead of the cake flour. The sugar was cut in half with a combo on honey and brown sugar. I added some coconut extract and some granola and white candy sprinkles to decorate with.  

Honey Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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  1. 2 1/4 cups white spelt flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  8. 1/2 cup of butter
  9. 1/2 cup of honey
  10. 1/2 tsp coconut extract, if desired
  11. 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  12. 2 eggs, beaten
  13. 1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  14. 1 cup of unsweetened coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder together. Set aside.
  3. Cream coconut oil, butter, honey and sugar together. Add beaten eggs and rolled oat. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add beaten eggs, rolled oats and coconut.
  5. Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  1. Tip - Before you measure out the honey, coat the measuring cup with a little coconut or canola oil - the honey will then pour out easily.
Deliciously Inspired
This recipe was put together in shifts.

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - Dry Ingredients One night I measured out the dry ingredients.

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - Wet Ingredients The next morning before work I preset the oven to 325 degrees.

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - wet and dryNext the wet ingredients and dry ingredients were mixed together. 

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - ready to bakeTeaspoons of dough were dropped onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - Gift

One batch was cooked and a few were taken to a friend at work.  The rest of the dough was placed in the refrigerator for baking later.

Honey Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies - Cooling Rack

Sometimes we stay away from cooking because we think we don’t have time and often that is true but it’s amazing what can be accomplished when we take little steps at a time.

I’d love to hear what your favorite cookie recipe is and how you came about having it.

Other posts from this series:

Grandma’s Cookbook – Hard Boiled Eggs

Grandma’s Cookbook – Roast Beef