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Wheat Germ Cookies

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic


Wheat germ, the very heart of the wheat kernel, can provide added nutrition to many baked goods without adding an intrusive flavor. Wheat germ is a concentrated source of iron, vitamins B and E and protein, and also contains calcium, magnesium, zinc and other minerals. These cookies, which include whole wheat pastry flour as well as wheat germ, are dark, crisp and redolent of nutmeg.

At a glance

48 cookies
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, or 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or mace
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (do not grease).
  2. Cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  3. Blend in the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, wheat germ and nuts.
  4. Drop the dough by teaspoons onto the baking sheets.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until they're medium brown.
  6. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie
  • Servings Per Batch 48 cookies
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 45 cal
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars
  • Protein

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.