Momma's Wheat Germ Cookies


Good wheat germ cookies! You'll be giving out this recipe forever! Be sure to leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for at least one minute after removing them from the oven; this allows them to flatten and firm up. Also, make sure you use rolled oats, not instant! Please don't let all the ingredients scare you away from this recipe.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
60 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup wheat germ

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine oats, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Mix in coconut, pecans, and dates. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and edges are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* 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.

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