Hooray! A cookie I can share with friends, rather than the trash can. These are great. They’re thin, but chewy and slightly crisp around the edges. The wheat germ adds some chewiness and nuttiness, but the cookies don’t taste like health food.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Wheat Germ and Pecans
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ ( I used the untoasted kind)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups oats
2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped and toasted
Whisk together flour, wheat germ, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
Beat butter and both sugars until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, followed by oats, chocolate chips and pecans. Chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased non-stick cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.
Makes about 60 cookies