Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I got this recipe from another mom at our "Mommy and Me" class.  She kept raving about it so I finally asked for the recipe and tried them today.  They are so delicious...and healthy!  I actually had all the ingredients, except the wheat germ, so I used wheat bran instead and it worked great.  I also eliminated the cranberries and nuts.  This mom was telling me that sometimes she grates carrots or zucchini and throws it in instead of the cranberries, nuts, etc.  You can pretty much do anything with this recipe.  Have fun with it!

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. baking soda
1/8 teas. salt
1 egg
1 teas. vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flax seed meal (check Albertson's health food section)
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 oz. chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries 
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Beat in flour.  Stir in oats, flax seed meal, wheat germ, chocolate, cranberries, and walnuts (dough will be a little crumbly).

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.  Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer to wire rack to cool.  Makes about 30 small cookies.

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