Mom’s Healthy Cookie Recipe

Mom’s Healthy Cookie Recipe

Whether you enjoy these with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, they are a tasty treat you'll want to savour again and again.

Most of my Saturdays are spent helping out my mom with whatever errands she needs to do. As a thank you, she will often bake some of my favourite treats. When I drove up to pick her up last Saturday, she got into the car with a twinkle in her eye and that grin that always reminds me she is up to something. From her oversized handbag, she pulled out a plate filled with one of my favourite cookies. Every time I taste these, it brings me back to my childhood. With Mom’s permission, I’d like to share that recipe with all of you.


• 1 cup of whole wheat flour (or you may use all-purpose)

• 1 tsp soda

• ½ tsp salt

• 2 cups of oats (quick cook oats are fine)

• ¼ cup of wheat germ

• ¾ cup butter (room temp)

• 1 ½ cups lightly packed brown sugar

• 2 eggs

• 1 tsp vanilla

• ¾ cup shredded coconut

• ¾ cup of chocolate chips (or you may use raisins). I must confess, my preference goes to the chocolate chip!


1-Combine the flour, soda, salt, oats and wheat germ. Stir well to blend.

2-Cream butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly.

3-Add oat mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.

4-Stir in coconut and chocolate chips (or raisins).

5-Drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto a lightly greased baking sheet. You may also use parchment paper instead of greasing the baking sheet. Flatten the dough lightly.

6-Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

This makes 12-18 cookies.

mom, park bench

Mom and I enjoying a moment

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Gives these a try and let me know what you think. Did you substitute any ingredients? If so, let me know what you did. Just click on the ‘Connect With Me’ button below and reach out.