Nutritious Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ¾ cup rolled oats
1 cup whole-wheat flour
¼ cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
¼ cup wheat germ
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup butter
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
In medium bowl, combine oats, flour, dry milk, wheat germ, baking powder, and salt thoroughly and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter; beat in egg and vanilla
Stir in reserved oats mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. (Dough will be very dry and crumbly). Form teaspoonfuls with your finger and place one inch apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 min. (I put two sheets in for 6 minutes, then switch the sheets on the racks so they don’t burn). Makes 2 trayfulls.


Pumpkin chocolate chip walnut oat cookies

*NOTE* I put in more than asked for on the pumpkin, chocolate chips, walnuts, and oats. I add less sugar (about ½ to ¾ cup of each brown and white sugar)
2 cups flour
1 cup oats (I put in 2 cups)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup butter softened
1 cup (1/2 to ¾ cup) packed brown sugar
1 cup (1/2 to ¾ cup) white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup packed pumpkin (I put in one whole 15oz can, or if I’m doubling it, the bigger cans)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I put in double that)
Recipe calls for assorted candies, raisins, or nuts, but I usually put in about a cup and a half of walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside. Cream butter, gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. For each cookie drop ¼ cup onto lightly greased cookie sheet, spread into pumpkin shape. Bake 20 to 25 minutes (I put them in for 11 or 12 minutes then switch the sheets on the opposing rack so they don’t get burnt). Remove from cookie sheets to racks. If you want to decorate with icing/peanut butter I sometimes use candy corn and peanut butter as icing. Should make 30-34 cookies. Enjoy!


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