Oatmeal School Cookies

"Comes from "Laurel's Kitchen" cookbook. I've been told I should market these. It's very versatile...I add dried cranberries and different kinds of nuts as well as substituting flax seed, (which is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids) for some of the wheat germ. I feel pretty good about giving these to my kids and loved ones and I hope if you make them that you'll enjoy the same feedback as I do. mmm mmm"
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Ready In:
3 dozen cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar with electric beaters.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and salt and beat well.
  • Stir flour, baking powder, wheat germ, and rolled oats together with a fork.
  • Add raisins so they get rolled in flour and don't stick together.
  • Blend well with other ingredients; I usually end up using my hands.
  • Add a little water if necessary to hold mixture together.
  • Place by tablespoonful on greased cookie sheets.
  • Flatten them slightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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  1. carole in orlando
    Carla, the only reason it's not a 5 star is the flavor. I really think these need some kind of spice (cinnamon, etc.) The first batch I put in the oven I didn't flatten, the next two I did and it made a difference. I used half butter and half applesauce for the shortening, and half brown sugar and half Splenda for the sweetener. They have a good texture, the recipe made 3 dozen cookies, and it took 10 minutes as you said for the baking time. I will make these again, my husband liked them, but will spark them up alittle with some kind of spice. Thanks, Carole in Orlando
  2. lovezuma
    Thank you, Carla! Wonderful, full oat flavor without the ubiquitous cinnamon found so often in mundane oatmeal cookies that mask the oat flavor. Just the right combination of sweet with healthy whole grains to offer a healthier cookie choice. The texture of the cookie is very appealing, not crumbly, not crispy, and perfectly chewy. I usually don't like oatmeal raisin cookies, but this one is a keeper.
  3. Holly-O
    I loved these cookies. I only had 1/2 cup wheat germ, so I added more flour, and I used chocolate chips. I almost didn't get any cookies because I couldn't stop eating the batter (this usually isn't a problem)! In my oven 10 minutes was just right for crunchy cookies. Very good. Thanks for sharing!
  4. AprilShowers
    These definately tasted like healthy cookies (as one would expect) meaning the kids and I loved them and my husband would not touch them! I used 3/4 cup wheat germ and 1/4 cup flax. I omitted the nuts and added 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. I flattened them and baked for just 8 minutes, which was perfect. These cookies do not spread at all, so they should be flattened as much as you would like them to be when they're done. The upside of that is that you can place them closer together on the baking sheet and get the baking done in fewer batches! All-in-all a great cookie recipe for a special afternoon snack on a rainy day. The kids are happy to get cookies and I'm happy they're getting some good whole grains in!


Grew up around the globe and love many different ethnic foods. I enjoy learning new recipes as I get bored making the same old, same old. I want to learn how to make good sushi this year. I'm a real baker at heart...that's my therapy. I'm a mother of two teenage sons and have returned to school to become a nurse.
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