Friday, May 15, 2009

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies


1/4 cup Butter softened (try Smart Balance)
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Flax Seed Meal
1/4 cup Wheat Germ
2 oz. Dark Chocolate (finely chopped)
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Walnuts (chopped, toasted)

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in rolled oats, flax seed meal, wheat germ, chocolate, cranberries and walnuts (dough wil be a bit crumbly). Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack and cool.