Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

These cookies are easy to make, absolutely yummy and just happen to be very good for you, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream the shortening, brown sugar, honey and eggs together.
  3. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add to the creamed mixture gradually and beat until blended.
  5. Stir in the oats, fruits, nuts, seeds and chocolate chips.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer cookies to a rack and cool completely.
Most Helpful

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!!

Kara0473 October 07, 2011

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.

hsherlock July 31, 2011

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.

sandyridge February 20, 2009