Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
- 1⁄2 cup margarine (or butter)
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup roasted sunflower seeds (your preference) or 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (your preference)
- 1 -4 tablespoon water (if necessary)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine.
- Add egg, vanilla and salt, beat well.
- In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, wheat germ and oats.
- With a fork, stir dry ingredients into other ingredients, blend well adding a tablespoon or more of water if necessary to hold ingredients together.
- Drop by teaspoonsfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Flatten cookies slightly, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I just was not wowed. I think I will try them again, maybe not using the wheat germ and using more rolled oats as one reviewer suggested.
I've made these cookies twice, and although I like the healthy ingredients and great taste of these cookies, I've had trouble with the texture. Even after adding water, it was still crumbly. I tried rolling some of it into a roll and then cutting it after baking, which made it a little easier, but they still didn't stay together very well. The taste is great though, and I've tried some different combinations by halving the mixture and adding chocolate chips instead of raisins to some. I've also used both walnuts and almonds.
These are so quick and easy to cook, and the kids (aged 5 and 9) love making them. I didn't have any wheatgerm, so added an extra cup of rolled oats instead. The kids don't like nuts/seeds/raisins (though I will try to sneak some in another time!), so I just added 100g of finely chopped plain chocolate - not quite so healthy, but very delicious! I didn't need to add any water. Thanks for a great recipe!