Growing up, my mom believed that all of our food should be both healthy and delicious. Nothing epitomized this better than her chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. In her recipe notebook they are labeled just as "Super Cookies", but we also called them "Crack Cookies".

If there are cookies out there that taste better than these, I am not aware of them. To balance out the cup of butter and the two cups of sugar, they have a whopping three cups of oatmeal, a cup of wheat germ, and a half-cup of protein powder, so as cookies go they are surprisingly healthy.

The policy of the house was that, if we wanted cookies, we could make them at any time. My brothers would wait for me to bake them. I found out then that adding a teaspoon of mint extract not only made them minty good, but that my brothers hate mint.

Of course, my dad also didn't like the mint, and made me make every other batch at least without... because he loved the cookies also.

Of course, plain cookies are not enough for the good folks at Instructables. We have to raise the bar with some artistic decoration as well.

I hope you enjoy these cookies. They are super easy, super good, and super healthy!

Step 1: Ingrediesnts and Supplies

For the cookie dough:
  • 1c Margarine or Butter
  • 1c Brown Sugar
  • 1c Sugar
  • 1t Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1t Salt
  • ½c Powdered Milk
  • 1c Wheat Germ
  • 1t Baking Soda
  • 1-½c Flour
  • 3c Oatmeal
  • ¾c Chocolate Chips

Optional for Cookie Dough:
  • ½c Protein Powder
  • 1t Mint Extract

Decorations (the ones I used, feel free to experiment):
  • Gummy Rope, 2 per tree
  • Confectioner Stars, as needed (nonpareils and other decorations also work)
  • Hershey's Kisses, one per tree
  • Green Icing

  • Baking Sheet
  • Non-Stick Liner (optional)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer (an automatic machine or a strong partner with a spoon)
  • Spoons and Flippers
  • Measuring Cups and Sundry Cooking Supplies

The mint extract will make them... well... minty. Try if you like.

The protein powder just increases the health factor. It doesn't affect the taste or body that I can detect.

It is helpful to let the butter sit out on the table for a few minutes before mixing. This softens up the butter and makes for easier mixing.

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Bio: I'm a Mechancial/Aerospace Engineer that likes to tinker in my spare time. I make my own Christmas Cards.
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