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Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies loaded with good things like oats, wheat germ and flax.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Author Cookie Madness


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt use 1/8 if using salted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 oz chocolate chunks or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts or other nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the cinnamon, baking soda and salt, scraping sides of bowl. Add the egg and beat until blended.
  • Add the flour and stir until blended, then stir in the oats, flax, wheat germ, cranberries, chocolate and nuts.
  • Drop the dough by generously rounded teaspoons (or even tablespoons) onto the baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheet, then carefully remove and let cool on a wire rack.


I usually make mine slightly larger than the original. If you use rounded teaspoons you may get up to 30 cookies.