Hearty Breakfast Cookies

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These cookies are a delicious and hearty alternative to doughnuts or pastries. Also great to pack in lunches and on trips. Try one with your morning coffee or tea. For a slightly richer treat, use buttermilk in place of the water. Substitute dates for the raisins, if you prefer.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 ⅓ cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • cup water

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats

  • ½ cup wheat germ

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs and water.

  3. Mix together flours, oats, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix into peanut butter mixture. Stir in raisins or dates (see Cook's Note). Drop by ice cream scoopfuls 2 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks. Store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute chopped pitted dates for the raisins.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

478 Calories
21g Fat
65g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.