Oatmeal Cookies

For those who like to take their nutrition in cookie form, these tasty morsels are boosted with good-for-you oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, raisins, and walnuts. We think they are particularly good for a hike or a picnic.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar (brown, white, or a combination)
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose white flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon brewer's yeast (optional, available in health food stores)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3-1/3 cups quick or rolled oats (don't use instant)
1-1/2 cups raisins


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two baking sheets.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and milk and beat until creamy. Sift together the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in the brewer’s yeast if using, the coconut, wheat germ, walnuts, oats, and raisins. Drop by the rounded teaspoonful onto the baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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about 6 dozen


Isabel Drobney Willington Baptist Church, Willington, Connec

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