Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup flax seed meal
¼ cup wheat germ
2 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and egg till combined.
Beat in flour. Stir in rolled oats, flax seed meal, wheat germ, chocolate, cranberries and walnuts (dough will be crumbly)

Drop dough by rounded teaspoon two inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or till tops are lightly brown. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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