Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday. Are you all done with Christmas baking yet? I just started making all the gifts and stuff and, oh man, it’s got so hectic here! Tough I guess I’m loving it. The sprinkles-and-chocolate-covered kitchen part. And the fact that my home smells like a bakery, oh, that’s cool as well. But the part where I have to do tons of dishes and clean the kitchen robot for the 34234th time? Ooops, not so nice.

These cookies, however, aren’t part of my Christmas gift baking. They were actually a consequence of oversleeping your final exam and getting home so upset that baking cookies and eating lots of raw dough was the only way to make yourself happier. And, darn, they did make me euphorical indeed!

 

 

Can you imagine how long I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect recipe for healthier chocolate cookies for? All my attemps resulted in spongy, puffy, fluffy cookies. Excuse me, I though it was cookies what we were talking about, not cake. I can’t stand cakey cookies!

I’m glad that the search it’s over now. Not only does this recipe produce a healthier cookie that it’s worth eating (unlike the cardboard-like stuff I used to bake before) but a cookie that it’s now all of my friends and family’s favorite. You read that right: my brother likes these better than plain, all butter and white flour cookies. And so do I! These, guys, are by far the best cookies I’ve ever put into my mouth!

 

 

To check if these cookies were good enough to stand against old-fashioned unhealthy cookies, I made a batch of each and feed them to my brothers and friends. I didn’t tell them which ones were the healthy ones, of course. 

Result? Everybody liked better the greek yogurt ones. 

Oh well, I might have ruined my chances of getting a decent mark in my last biochem exam (it wasn’t me, it was my alarm, which didn’t went off!), but I finally found the way to get cookies which are higher in protein, have a lower gi and still taste much better than the real deal.

 

 

These babies, are chewy, not cakey in the slightest, as long as you wait for them to cool completely, that is. They’re crisp on the edges, with a soft center, and the don’t spread in the oven but keep tall, like the bakery ones. You may not see it in my pics, but that’s just because I took them as soon as I got them out of the oven. But trust me, when these cool off, they become the best cookie ever!

Flavor-wise, they’re delicious too. They’re sweet and buttery, like every cookie should be. Bu they’re also a bit more complex, thanks to the yogurt tang and the delicate almond flavor. The oats also make for a chewier cookie, while adding a warm, comforting flavor that matches well with the almond flour and the chocolate chips. 

Deliciousness is these cookies’ middle name.

 

 

And last but not least, let me tell you that you only need ONE bowl and a wooden spoon to make these. No dishes, no clean-up, no hassle. 

These cookies. Oh, I know they’ll be happening really soon here.

And I hope they happen in your kitchens soon too.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 45
Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies, made healthier thanks to the addition of greek yogurt, almond flour and oats.
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Ingredients
  1. 180 grams white bread flour
  2. 80 grams almond flour
  3. 70 grams rolled oats
  4. 50 grams cornstarch
  5. 170 grams 2% greek yogurt
  6. 113 grams melted butter
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 90 grams white sugar
  9. 60 grams brown sugar
  10. 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  11. 4 grams baking powder
  12. 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  13. a pinch of salt
  14. 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in wet ones and mix until combined.
  3. Dough should be thick.
  4. Form balls of dough. If dough is difficult to handle, wet your hands a bit.
  5. Chill balls in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Arrange balls in a silicon cookie tray and flatten them a bit with the palm of your hand as they don't spread much.
  7. Bake at 200ºC (400F) for 15-17 minutes.
  8. Do not underbake them or they'll come out cakey.
  9. Wait for them to cool before you eat them or they'll be cakey.
Notes
  1. Do not underbake them or they'll come out cakey.
  2. Wait for them to cool before you eat them or they'll be cakey.
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Happy Christmas!

Consuelo

 

93 Comments

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon December 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Man I could eat a billion of these chocolate chip cookies! With a warm mug of hot chocolate of course :) Merry Christmas! And I totally agree about the dirty dishes. It’s such a chore!

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      So could I! Thank you so much & Merry Christmas to you too! c:

  • Reply Ashley December 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Oh I love that you got these to be chewy! That’s my biggest complaint with a lot of healthier cookies – they are more cake-like than anything! I wish I was baking right now! Currently stuck at the airport (flight was delayed … boooooo) but at least I have your post to look at! lol I’m a little bored sitting here, can you tell???

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Yeah, all that I’ve ever baked before had turned out cakey :–( But not these ones, I’m so happy!
      Oooh I hate when that happens to me, ugh. I hope you get to hop on the plane soon and have a nice and safe trip! xx

  • Reply Monica December 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I’m really impressed by your description of these! I wish I could try one right now! I love how the almond flour, oats, yogurt sound and a chewy cookie is the best. Great job – I need to try this!

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Monica! xo

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth / May I Have That Recipe? December 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    You have made some really awesome sweet for the holidays, but I love the creativity of this and how you made this cookies healthier and still delicious. Fabulous Job!

    • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much! And Merry Christmas! xo

  • Reply blahnikbaker December 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Hahhah I love your notes in the recipe card…something tells me you didn’t wait for them to cool at some point lol! I love these healthier cookies. I need them after all what I have been indulging in lately!! Thank you. Have a happy holiday season dear!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 24, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Obviously, I didn’t lol. But I should have, because the ones I ate hours later they were out of the oven, were 8723984 times better ;–)
      You too have a lovely holiday! x

  • Reply tohercore December 24, 2013 at 12:42 am

    These sound amazing – I dont like cakey cookies either so these sound perfect :) Thanks for the recipe, will be giving these ones a go :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 24, 2013 at 12:46 am

      Thanks Dearna! Let me know how you like them! ;–)

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder December 24, 2013 at 12:56 am

    this looks lovely. All my healthy cookies have utterly failed in taste and presentation so far, so I’ll have to try this!

    • Reply Consuelo December 24, 2013 at 1:12 am

      Thank you Natalie! I hope you like these :–)

  • Reply Marcie@flavorthemoments December 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your exam, but I love the looks of these cookies! Greek yogurt anything and I’m in! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Consuelo December 24, 2013 at 1:12 am

      Thank you so much! And merry Christmas to you too :–)

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita December 24, 2013 at 1:51 am

    These look delicious!! I bet the Greek yogurt flavor is lovely in these :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      It is, thank you very much Rachel! x

  • Reply laurasmess December 24, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Fantastic recipe Consuelo! I have never thought of putting Greek yoghurt in cookies before, but the idea makes perfect sense. Healthy and delicious! Sorry to hear that you slept in for your exam, hope you still did ok??? Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura! Merry Christmas to you and your family too :–)

  • Reply Liz @ Life Made Sweet December 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Baking therapy is totally how I got through my first job! After a super long 16 hour day, all I wanted to do is bake! :) Glad I’m not the only one. I am a huge fan of greek yogurt in cookies and love this recipe!

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      It’s the best theraphy, isn’t it? Thank you! ;–)

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen December 24, 2013 at 6:41 am

    YUM! Consuelo, your cookies look out-of-this-world delish! I must make these ASAP. Meanwhile, so sorry to hear you slept thru you exam! Ugh. I hope everything works out with that and you can arrange to take it later. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a meaningful and joyous Christmas holiday! xo

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      I took it in the end, actually! Though it didn’t turn out as good as I expected to be :–(
      Thank you so mcuh Stacy! Merry Christmas! *hugs*

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} December 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your exam but happy that you made these cookies 😉 They look wonderful.
    I had actually given up on making cookies with yoghurt since I never managed to make some which weren’t cake-y. So THANK YOU for a recipe with greek yoghurt.
    Merry Chrisrnas Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you like them! Merry Christmas to you too dear! :–) x

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker December 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I love the idea of adding Greek yogurt in cookies! This sounds absolutely delicious Consuelo! :) Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you very much Anne! Merry Christmas to you too! :–D

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    These look great Consuelo! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Kristi! You too have a Merry Christmas! X

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes December 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Funny enough, I’m not baking for Christmas Day! I won’t be in Jamaica but I’m in cold New York and just going to be eating Christmas dinner at the hotel. I did most of my gift goodies already and gave them away to some happy receivers :). And I soooo dislike the cleaning up process after baking too.

    Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I need to try using greek yogurt if it makes them stand so tall! Yours look really yummy, and I have an abundance back home waiting for me (greek yogurt not chocolate chip cookies :) although that would be amazing) so I’m going to see if I can whip these up.

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Neither am I! I hope you enjoy your dinner anyway!
      It’s almond flour what prevents spreading, actually! I hope you like them 😀

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth December 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    It is so hard to get healthy cookies to taste good and have the right texture but these look fabulous! The perfect cure for oversleeping on the day of your exams. 😉

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! And Merry Christmas! x

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Love chocolate chip cookies and love Greek yogurt! I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with Greek yogurt before and they were amazing! I am sure I would love these cookies! Great recipes – thanks for sharing! And, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much Julua! Happy Holidays to you too! :–D

  • Reply alex@vegginout December 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your exam, but these cookies definitely seem to make up for it!! I definitely need to try these. I kind of have an obsession of Greek yogurt. And chocolate. And I just have a major sweet tooth in general. AND I’m immediately attracted to anything “healthified.” Okay, that is enough ands 😉 Merry Christmas!!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      So do I hahaha! I hope you like these, and Merry Christmas! :–)

  • Reply BrunchTimeBaker December 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Oh yummy! These cookies look delicious! Happy holidays :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you and Happy Holidays to you too! x

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats December 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Love the idea of adding greek yogurt to cookies! These look delicious :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Amy! x

  • Reply anecdotesandapples December 26, 2013 at 5:57 am

    First off, Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Second. what a brilliant and inspiring idea! I love that you added one of my favorite ingredients to one of my favorite cookies :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I hope you had such a wonderful Christmas too. Thank you Monet! :–)

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.come December 26, 2013 at 6:52 am

    If your brother thought these were better than the “real” thing, that’s a big endorsement! I’ll have to give them a try and maybe do a blind taste test too. :) They sound amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you very much, Elizabeth! x

  • Reply Shikha la mode December 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I’ve never made cookies with yogurt – sound healthy, and I imagine the yogurt tang would be delish!

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      It is ;–) Thanks!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven December 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    love love love that you used greek yogurt in these! Hope you had a very merry Christmas Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you! I hope your Christmas were amazing as well!

  • Reply Kelly December 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    These cookies look so good! Love that they are chewy and tall :) The greek yogurt sounds awesome in here and that’s wonderful that your brothers and friends loved them :) Merry Christmas to you and your family and enjoy the rest of the holidays and new year Consuelo :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you very much, sweetheart! Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones too! xo

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen December 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    These cookies look magnificent Consuelo! Love how tall and puffy they are!

    • Reply Consuelo December 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you Christin! x

  • Reply Allie December 28, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Wow, I never would have thought it could be done, but you’ve done it! I’m so intrigued, I’ve got to take a crack at these!

    • Reply Consuelo December 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks Allie :–)

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely December 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Can’t believe these are only 83 calories each! Amazing.

    • Reply Consuelo December 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks dear! x

  • Reply Mary Frances December 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh Consuelo, these cookies are blowing my mind. I am so making these ASAP. Getting the ingredients out as we speak … cnanot wait to eat! You are a genius, my friend!!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Aw thanks! I hope you like them ;–D

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures December 30, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I’m always on the lookout for a good, healthy cookie recipe. Thanks! I’m sorry you missed your exam.

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Thank you Laura 😀

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner December 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve never tried yogurt in my cookies. These look delcious so I definitely have to give it a try. I like cakey cookies, but I admit that I have to be in the mood. At the end of the day, I’ll pretty much eat any cookie that you put in front if me. 😉

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      So would I hahaha ; ) Thanks dear! x

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession December 31, 2013 at 9:18 am

    LOVING THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and don’t you worry about your exam. You’re marks are certainly going to be great! :) And back to these cookies, I can’t take it anymore. The pictures are making me drool and I need this in my life, like, RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:39 am

      Thank you very much Samina :–)

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  • Reply Giselle Guillory January 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Can I use all whole wheat flour or is the almond flour necessary?

    • Reply Consuelo January 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      It is 100% necessary, or else, the cookies come out cakey! Almond flour is what makes them tall and crisp, I’m sorry! xx

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  • Reply Kat January 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I’m allergic to nuts, so couldn’t use almond flour. Can you suggest an alternative please?

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      I’ve been experimenting a lot with this recipe, and the only version which came out to my liking was the almond one.
      But people usually use sunflower seeds in place of nuts when allergic to them, so you might have luck using ground sunflower seeds instead of almond. Note that I haven’t tried that and I don’t know if it works.
      My friend Mary Frances tried them using all whole wheat flour, and you can see how it went here:
      http://thesweet-toothlife.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/whole-wheat-greek-yogurt-mint-chip.html
      You may want to go that route, but they didn’t turn out as these. Though she says they are delish, and they look so great, actually.
      Sorry I wasn’t much help! xx

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  • Reply Ally M. January 15, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I just made these after finding them on Buzzfeed. I had to make a couple of minor changes, as well as conversions (ie: grams to cups, etc) for my non-metric American self. I also did not have vanilla sugar, so I used some vanilla extract. Even with the tiny changes and possibly off measurements… These are THE BEST cookies I have ever had!!! I will never go back to “traditional” chocolate chip cookies. These are truly delicious and amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe.

    • Reply Consuelo January 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you very much Ally! I’m super happy that you like it, really :”)

    • Reply Jessica February 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Do you still have the non metric conversions you could post up here? Thanks!

      • Reply AllyM February 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

        Hi everyone! Here are the US measurements.
        1.5 cups flour
        2/3 cup almond flour
        3/4 cup oats
        1/3 cup corn starch (just slightly more)
        1.5 cups Greek yogurt
        1/2 cup melted butter
        1/2 cup white sugar
        1/3 cup brown sugar
        1/4 tsp baking powder (just slightly less)
        1/8 tsp baking soda
        1 tsp vanilla extract
        1 large egg
        Pinch of salt
        1 cup chocolate chips
        Follow instructions as provided. I’ve already made these 3 times, so I know they work and they are delicious!!! Enjoy!

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  • Reply Jenna January 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I really want to try this recipe, anyway you can post this in US measurements?

    • Reply Consuelo January 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      I don’t have the US measurements as these ones aren’t easy to calculate, but a reader had success using cups, so I’ll email her and ask her please to share those measurements to post them here! : )

  • Reply truebitsofwhit February 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Does somebody have the grams to cups version of this recipe?

    • Reply Consuelo February 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Sorry I don’t! It won’t work as well for me if using cups :–( But I’ll post your comment in case someone does and wants to share them with you! xx

      • Reply AllyM February 12, 2014 at 1:58 am

        I have the US measurements. I will post them in a couple of hours when I get a chance :)

        • Reply Consuelo February 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

          thank you so much Ally! x

          • AllyM February 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

            Posted :)

          • Consuelo February 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm

            Thank you very much! That will be really helpful indeed. And I’m so glad you liked them : )

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