Friday Cookie Recipe

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Makes four dozen cookies.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup wheat flake cereal
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • Chocolate kisses, unwrapped


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, then the milk, beating until combined. (The milk will not quite combine with the butter well and the mixture will look a little separated, but this is fine.)
  • In a separate bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, cereal, pastry flour, almonds, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Add oat mixture to the milk and eggs mixture, and mix on the lowest speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Use a tablespoon measure or small ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto lightly oiled baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each scoop.
  • Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 14 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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