Mix in a separate bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, wheat germ (optional), cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
Add mixed dry ingredients to butter/sugar/egg/vanilla and mix.
Stir in oats and flax seed until moist dough forms.
Fold in chocolate chips (optional).
Cook on greased cookie sheet in 1 inch balls (use cooled tablespoon or ice cream scoop to place on sheet) 10-15 minutes at 350ºF (adjust cooking time as necessary for cookie moistness and oven strength).