Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are even more amazing when shaped into fun holiday treats! Get ready for a party and decorate these coconut oil cookies with spider web icing! To make it even easier, bake them in a muffin pan or cake pan!
There is something profound about end of the day bedtime chats with your kids as you tuck them into bed. Sometimes they want to chat about what happened at school or about a story most recently read. Perhaps it is simply taking a ride in daddy’s truck that brings joy in a child’s eyes.
Today was a day there was bit joy in Chase’s eyes. Chase volunteered at Touch a Truck which is a big fundraising event for PEP in Santa Barbara, CA. A 5 year old loves to have a job and for him getting tickets at the bounce house booth and stuffing those orange pieces of paper into a decorated coffee jar was winning! It was done with enthusiasm, diligence and in perfect order. Why can’t we all be like this 5 year old with a job sometimes!
As Chase was tucking into bed tonight I asked him, “What was your favorite part of today?”
And with eyes lit up his answer was, “Helping people today (getting handed tickets and putting them in a container) and bouncing in the bounce house.” The order sequence that it popped in his head and out his mouth brings big joy! We have been working hard on “the world does not revolve around you stages.”
Wait for it….
As the day end and morning arises, I try to get up about 30 minutes before the boys and the chaos hits (aka sh++ hits the fan if I don’t get my coffee first). Once those little munchkins awake they are like attack beasts begging for hugs and food. Hugs, yes please! Food… what the heck do you want?
The other week I started making these amazingly delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that (wait for it again…bad mommy moment) that we would occasionally eat for breakfast. Why not they are packed with healthy coconut oil, oats and light in sugar? It is all healthy ingredients and about as much or less than those cereal bars bought from the grocery store.
I baked them conveniently in our Delightful Mom Food Silicone Muffin Pan and realized I have a problem when my boys started getting up asking for cookies for breakfast. I know they are good ingredients but I do not want my kids growing up with the concept that cookies and dessert treats are acceptable for breakfast.
Repeatedly I had to ensure the boys they are “Breakfast Cookies” but that did not stick in there minds. Mornings turned into little mini zombies walking around saying Cookie! Cookie! Something needed to change and fast! I think these need to stay as a healthy dessert cookies. No more healthy and gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, but in your home they could be!
In fact these cookies taste just like oatmeal raisin cookies, so if you like raisins swap out the chocolate morsels for dried fruit.
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I thought would be so much fun for a Halloween dessert treat. When I was growing up my mom always made us giant chocolate chip cookies in a pizza pan. We ate them like delicious pizza slices. So this giant cookie can be made in a pizza pan or cake pan or muffin pan! This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is healthy, fantastic and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Especially at a Halloween party dressed as a spider web.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies can be turned into festive healthy Halloween treats by decorating them with icing shaped as a spider web. Add nuts, natural chocolates and spiders to give it a real effect.
We just grabbed a few plastic spider rings to add to the decor of the web. Or make them with black icing as a dot and add lines for the spider legs.
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies we could not stop eating they are so good! Made with unsweetened coconut flakes and coconut oil gives it a subtle sweetness that compliments the melted chocolate morsels inside. Using rolled oats and gluten free flour perfectly absorbs some of the coconut oil to give these cookies and incredibly rich satisfying flavor.
I’ll admit, I eat these for breakfast. They taste so darn good with coffee! Please do not tell my kids though or they will be jealous I had to stop that with them. I get up extra early I truly think so I can drink coffee in peace and eat whatever the heck I want and not get yelled at.
Whatever time of day you eat these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, you won’t regret it one bit. They do not have to be just for Halloween either. I thought it is fun to add a spider web but for Christmas add a pretty holly leaf or decorative colorful red and green icing is pretty too! For spring these oatmeal cookies are gorgeous sprinkled with some flowers on top!
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ⅔ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 12-ounce bag chocolate chip morsels
- Mix 1 cup of confectioner sugar with 1 Tablespoon plus ¼-1/2 teaspoon of coconut milk (until thick but easy to drizzle from a bag).
- m&m's or chocolate coated candies (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a silicone muffin pan with cooking spray. Or spray a 6 inch cake pan.
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer add sugar, egg, yolk, vanilla and beat until combined. On low gradually add the flour, tapioca flour, oats, coconut flakes and coconut oil. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Scoop ¼ cup of dough into muffin cups. Bake 12 minutes until set and slightly brown. If using a cake pan, scoop half the batter into two baking pans. Bake each pan for 30 minutes or until pan is set and cookie slightly brown.
- Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. When cooled make the icing: combining confectioner sugar and coconut milk in an electric mixer. Add icing to a Zip-lock bag and slit the ends ⅛ inch. Drizzle icing on muffins or large cookie cake in circles starting with one center and going around, then add outward star strips to look like a spider web. Decorate with candy coated chocolates (Trader Joe's or m&m's).
- *Serving based off 12 muffins, or 2 6-inch cake pans.