Phantom Sway

Wake and Bake Mama: Wheat Germ Cookies????

How can a cookie made from something so ugly taste so good?

This week Wake and Bake Mama asks, “How can a cookie named after something so ugly taste so good?”

We would like to know that as well. Luckily Dana gives us a way to find out.img_9050

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 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

1 cup sliced almonds or walnuts or a mixture of both

1 cup chopped pitted dates

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the coconut, nuts, and dates. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I got the recipe here.

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Dana Commandatore is a mom, advertising executive, and autism advocate.  Baking and cleaning is how she relaxes and balances her busy schedule. Since cleaning only makes her happy she likes to bake and share it with her family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.  

Kira Allen

When Kira isn't scaling the peaks of some of the toughest mountains in the world or exploring the Amazon rainforests she spends her time as a foster mom for her local animal shelter. Kira has volunteered for "Doctors without Borders" even though she isn't even a doctor or a nurse. Her mantra is "More speed, more height, more life..."
Just kidding....Kira is a writer, actor and suburban housewife and mother. Her mantra is "If I can't do it from the couch, is it really worth it?"