Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
These cookies are easy to make, absolutely yummy and just happen to be very good for you, too!
- 1 cup shortening or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
- 3⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 3⁄4 cup chopped dried apricot
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 3⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄3 cup flax seed
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
- 3⁄4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Cream the shortening, brown sugar, honey and eggs together.
- Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.
- Add to the creamed mixture gradually and beat until blended.
- Stir in the oats, fruits, nuts, seeds and chocolate chips.
- Mix well.
- Drop dough by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
- Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer cookies to a rack and cool completely.
These cookies are soooooo good!! And I love that they are good for you too!! I did modify just a little.... I used organic sucanat instead of the brown sugar, I didn't have wheat germ so I used some coconut flour in place of that....and Walmart was OUT of sunflower seeds, so I bought pumpkin instead. Also, I used agave nectar instead of the honey, just because I had some and wanted to use it up. I took them to the gym with me and both the ladies that tried them insisted on having the recipe. Thanks for a great cookie recipe. I will make these again and again!!
These were a big hit with the family. We took them on our hiking trip and they were great. I made a few modifications to reduce calories: in place of the butter I used 1/4 cup light butter and 3/4 cup applesauce, substituted one egg for 3 tbsp egg white, added ginger and cinnamon, and used raw sugar instead of brown sugar. I also baked to make bars instead of cookies. I will be making again.
I personally found them to be a bit bitter, perhaps from the apricots but my grandson devoured them and the ladies where my husband works asked for the recipe! I'm going to try a few alterations...maybe even some peanut butter and coconut and a bit more honey.