Cookies are such a treat! You can convince yourself (quite easily) that you are eating a nutritious cookie with the addition of wheat germ and rolled oats ….. (insert eye roll).
- 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar (granulated)
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup large flake rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 cup puffed rice cereal
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a hand held blender, beat the butter for 1 minute. Beat in the sugars until the mixture is quite light and fluffy. Scape down the sides and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Blend well between the 1st and 2nd egg. Beat in the vanilla and remove the bowl from the stand.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the dry mixture just until combined. Stir in the oats, cereal and wheat germ. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop the batter in heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. You should be able to get about 12 cookies on a regular cookie sheet.
One sheet at a time, bake in the centre of the oven until set and lightly browned around the edges. My oven took 11 minutes, but check after 9 – ovens can be so different! Cool the cookies on the sheet, set on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before removing to a separate wire rack to cool completely.
The results are best if you allow the cookie sheet to cool slightly before putting the next batch on to bake.