Back to School Cookies

To start off the school year I wanted to make some cookies that were tasty, but also had a little bit of healthy thrown in there too. These cookies turned out great and have been a hit for after school snacks as well as lunchbox desserts. (They are also good with a big glass of milk when the kids are in bed and I finally get a chance to sit down.)

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 T milk
1 cup flour (whole wheat, all-purpose, whatever you have)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup uncooked quick rolled oats
2 T wheat germ
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
Parchment paper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the sugars in an electric mixer.

Cream the sugars with the softened butter.

Add in the egg, vanilla, and milk. Cream until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add slowly to the wet mixture until incorporated.

Once smooth, stir in the oats, wheat germ, chocolate chips, and sunflower seeds.

Using a cereal spoon, drop rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Makes around 2 dozen (depending on the size of your cookies).

Did I change anything? The recipe above is my version of one that I found on-line and tweaked a bit…less sugar and I added the wheat germ and sunflower seeds.

What did the family think? Everyone LOVED them!

Where did this recipe come from? A Dash of Sass (and then I changed it up a bit)

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