What do you get when you cross a chocolate chip cookie with a graham cracker? You get a rocky edge cookie, of course. It’s the best of both worlds all rolled into one and super easy for kids to make – hint hint – for Mother’s Day.

The way the cookie crumbles: The crumbly texture of these unique cookies makes them jagged like a “rocky edge”. With the ingredients of honey, whole-wheat flour and oats they take on an earthy flavor like a graham cracker. If you don’t have whole-wheat flour, regular all-purpose white will do yielding a more traditional chocolate chip cookie.

Oats, old fashioned vs. quick cooking: Searching for oats at the grocery store can be frustrating (they’re in the cereal aisle) and once you find them, which one, old fashioned or quick cooking? But, what the heck does that means? Quit simply, old-fashioned oats are less processed, yielding a chewier texture and richer flavor albeit a longer cooking time. Old-fashioned oats are the only option in Secrets of a Home Cook’s pantry.

 Honey, you’re not messy! Baking with honey is a great alternative to sugar but such a hassle because it sticks to everything, the measuring cup, the spoon, the mixer, you name it. But the secret is to lightly coat your measuring utensils with neutral oil such as canola. The honey slides right off leaving nothing to clean up.

Rocky Edge Cookies
This recipe for rocky edge cookies gets it’s name because of the crispy crumbly texture making them jagged like a “rocky edge”

Rocky edge cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 2 dozen


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-cup old-fashioned oats
  • 12 oz. bag dark chocolate chunks (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (or any nut)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in honey and egg until combined. Sift together flour, salt and cinnamon and slowly add to batter until just combined. Mix in oats, chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  3. Measure the dough the size of a golf ball and place 3-inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the cookies down slightly before they go into the oven.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown with rocky edges.