Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are so delicious, you’ll be surprised this is a healthier cookie option! Enjoy the great taste of homemade chocolate chip cookies without all the calories!

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Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ok, bear with me on this.

Clearly I am not the site you come to for “healthier choices”.

I completely understand my place in your life.  Really.


And today isn’t necessarily about “health”.

It’s about options.

Still with me?


Because options are always good to have, yes?

Think about packing for vacation…clearly you need “feeling fat” options, or “lazy” options.  On the other side of the coin, you also pack, “Hot mama” options or “hair up” options.

Shoes also…high heels, flats and even flip flops all to match one outfit makes sense to me.  There are just too many variables on vacation to be locked into one shoe selection.


Same rules apply to cookies.

While butter is always my fat of choice, sometimes it’s nice to broaden the horizons.

I mean, what if you run out of butter and you MUST MAKE COOKIES?

It can happen, I’ve been there.


So all in the name of research I decided to give grapeseed oil a chance.

The idea for these came from my recent trip to Austin where a company called Pompeian had a booth set up with a Chocolate Chip Cookie taste test.  One with Grapeseed Oil and one with Butter.

Low and behold I thought the grapeseed oil cookie was better.  I kinda felt like a major cheater.

And while their cookie was good, I knew I could make it better.


So I went ahead and tried a Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies baking experiment at home.  And I’ll tell you it was muy successful.  That means it worked.

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Grapeseed Oil Benefits

Since we’re going there, I guess I should tell you that word on the street is that grapeseed oil is a pretty healthy fat.  Here are the details…

(And for the record, this post is not sponsored by anyone or anything but my own pure curiosity)

  • Grapeseed Oil contains about twice as much Vitamin E as Olive Oil.
  • It has zero trans fats and is non-hydrogenated
  • It has zero cholesterol and very little saturated fats
  • It has the highest concentration os omega-6 polyunstaurated fat


Honestly, if you’re eating Chocolate Chip Cookies you probably don’t care so much about any of this…but I thought I would share.  It makes me feel smart.

Also, after a little google action on my part, it seems like the standard sub for oil to butter is 3/4 oil to 1 cup butter…so that’s what I did.  I imagine you could use light olive oil, canola oil or coconut oil too.

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How to Make Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are pretty straightforward, and added bonus, you don’t have to wait for your butter to come to room temp!

I started with dark brown sugar…

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And also some granulated…
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2 eggs…
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And of course vanilla.
 photo IMG_1076_zps3827492d.jpgNope, I never measure vanilla. Seriously people, you’re not gonna add too much, I promise.

Also, since you’re not getting any real flavor from the oil, as you would butter, it’s nice to add a little extra vanilla.  Just sayin.
Next add in your oil…
 photo IMG_1080_zpsaba4ec45.jpgIt makes a pretty dough.
 photo IMG_1092_zpsc1fb6c04.jpgWhen you use oil or melted butter in you get glossy chocolate chips.  Three cheers for glossy chips!

Ok, weirdo…don’t really cheer.
Also, no chilling required. Score!

They bake up just about as pretty as you can imagine…
Only thing, they don’t get as brown around the edges as a butter cookie would, so you have to be sure not to over bake them!

Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and Cups

So clearly I’m not telling you to ditch the butter, but I will DEFINITELY make these again.  They taste great, look pretty and honestly most people would never know the difference!


I bet you could take these one step further and use (gasp!) Whole Wheat Flour!…What is happening to me??



Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies are so delicious, you’ll be surprised this is a healthier cookie option! Enjoy the great taste of homemade chocolate chip cookies without all the calories!


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine both sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium until light in color.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in grapeseed oil. Beat until evenly combined.
  5. With mixer on low add in baking soda, salt and flour. Stir until evenly combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop heaping tablespoon sized portions of dough onto prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are golden. Don’t over bake.
  9. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Sandra Hinkle
Sandra Hinkle

I was told when using grape seed oil in baking that your suppose to use under half the oil called for with others…. is this a fact or does one use the same amount ?


Omg I need to bake them up! 1 question though, how much is 1 cup of flour in gram for this recipe? I normally use 125g/cup.

Debra Babcpcl
Debra Babcpcl

This recipe is awesome!!! I actually like the taste of the cookies better with Grapeseed Oil rather than using butter!!! Thanks,!!!!


I’m pretty floored. I’ve been craving a chocolate chip cookie that didn’t turn out like a cracker lately. I hate using butter when I don’t have to so this recipe was an epic win for me! I’ve tried verious others and none have turned out as good. Light, fluggy looking with a crisp bite and a chewy center.

craig ballantyne

I love eating cookies – if a healthy oil does that, then I am all in!!
can some one give me a list of healthy oils to use.I here that grape seeds not healthy any suggestions.


I literally just made cookies based on your recipe. I never like using butter if I can avoid it (oil is more cost effective). I was craving cookies but didn’t want to use my fancy Irish butter, so I googled oil cookies and came across your recipe. I used ground oatmeal in place of 2 cps flour, and vegetable oil. it spread a whole lot. All my cookies merged together but I still managed to separate them. the cookies were so good. thanks for giving me the inspiration!


I never measure vanilla either! And I love that you did this for me so now I know. Because sometimes you really do need chocolate chip cookies, like, pronto. Pinning!

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef

I made these last week for a picnic. They were a huge hit. (I only used 1 Tbls of vanilla because I was scared 2 was a typo. Turned out fine!) 🙂

Mollie @Sprinkles of Life

LOVE using coconut oil for baking! Gives such a subtle but great flavor! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite to use it in.


These look great, and I know they must be delicious, but…all the people saying grapeseed oil is healthy. It’s not really. It’s extremely processed, has more fat per TB than butter, and it’s higher in polyunsaturated fat, which when heated can cause inflammation and wreak havoc all throughout the body.

KathrynK FL
KathrynK FL

I bought grapeseed oil yesterday and I plan to make these

Sandra Nelsen

Ok, I made these, but used King Arthur’s white whole wheat flour instead of regular white flour. My family loved them–husband is very health conscious, and son is a avid weight trainer, who is going to college for a BS degree in Personal training. He doesn’t eat cookies, but did try one, and said if he was to eat a cookie, this would be the one.


These look perfect! They don’t look any different then the “normal” cookies! Gonna try them, I love the idea of sneaking in “healthy!”


So great to see your recipe using grapeseed oil!!!! Chocolate cookies must be in the air, because I just posted my recipe, which also used my new grapeseed flour (now that is another story) totally gluten free for those who need the extra help!

I’d love you to try our grapeseed oil – Salute Sante! Grapeseed Oils – we are up for Outstanding Oil at the Fancy Food Show in NY at the end of the month – check out and like us on facebook


Grapeseed oil is such a cool ingredient! I really want to try these 🙂

Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

My sad little pantry always needs to be flexible because my lack of stockpiling ingredients…Thanks for the idea 🙂

Rachel Parys

Oooo, this makes me uber-curious!! Guess I need to find me some grape seed oil!! Thanks for this, never really heard of this oil before!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I am all about anything that can justify me eating cookies – if a healthy oil does that, then I am all in!!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

I more healthy recipe is great once in a while!! What a great idea to use grapeseed oil! I cook with it all the time but have never baked with it before.

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

I loved tasting the difference between the two cookies at BHF and I’ve been cooking with grapeseed oil since the conference! These cookies look awesome! And it definitely looks like you improved the cookie =)


These look beyond delicious! I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try!

Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego)

Nothing will ever replace butter for me, but since your cookies look amazing, I am willing to try baking mine with grapeseed oil. Hurray for healthy cookies.

Cookbook Queen

The ones at BH tasted good but were way too puffy for me…these look flat and perfect. LOVE!!!!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

I’m so glad you posted this, Shelly! I keep reminding myself to look for a way to replicate those amazing cookies from Pompeian at BlogHer. Yours look amazing! Definitely trying them soon.


These look fabulous! Even if they are a little bit healthier!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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