Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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October 31, 2013

They’re crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and they’re pretty darn near being healthy! Well, they were in a diabetes-friendly cookbook, so that says something! Just felt like whipping up a batch of biccies, but didn’t want to bring on a sugar coma, so these fit the bill nicely. I liked the addition of cinnamon, though next time I might substitute ginger which I think would work really nicely with the honey and oats. I might also throw in a handful of sesame seeds which will make the cookies even healthier. Thanks to New Zealand’s Healthy Food Guide cookbook ‘101 diabetes-friendly recipes’ for this recipe.



Enjoy a wholesome and delicious treat! These Honey Oatmeal Cookies are packed with hearty oats, sweet dates, and a hint of warm cinnamon. Soft and chewy, they're the perfect snack or dessert.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 106 kcal


  • 50 g reduced-fat spread (I cheated and used unsalted butter)
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey
  • 1/3-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (ginger would be great too)
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ½ cup chopped dates


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cream spread with sugar until soft. Beat in egg. Add honey and cinnamon and mix well.
  • In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, oats and dates. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Place 12 heaped spoonfuls of mixture onto trays, leaving space in between for spreading.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden. The cookies should be slightly soft to touch when removed from oven. Cool for 5 minutes on tray.
  • Cool completely before storing for up to 2 days in a sealed container.


Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cookies, Honey Oatmeal Cookies
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


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