These chocolate chip wheat germ cookies are irresistibly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are a wholesome yet indulgent treat!

Chocolate wheat germ cookies are presented in a cloth lined container.

“These are great cookies, and there’s a popular bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area named Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery that sell Oatmeal Wheatgerm Bran chocolate chips cookie. This is probably almost a close copycat of the recipe.”

J

Oh, my goodness! These chocolate chip wheat germ cookies stole my heart. They are the “crispy outside, chewy inside” chocolate chip cookies that everyone is yearning for.

Everyone in my family is a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, in all their varieties. I often dream of finding the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe that I can hand down to my children and grandchildren.

These chocolate chip wheat germ cookies will enter Holly’s Hall of Fame “Best Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe collection. And it will be cherished among my people.

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Since the recipe calls for a good amount of wholesome wheat germ, I would feel only half bad even if I have a second cookie. At least I have the excuse that I am eating something good for my body.

Wheat germ chocolate chip cookies are stacked together in a box.

What goes in chocolate chip wheat germ cookies

  • flour
  • wheat germ
  • quick oats
  • chopped pecans
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

Of course, there’s also butter, sugars, egg, leavener, etc.– all things that make a cookie a cookie.

Wheat germ in baked goods

A spoonful of wheat germ is next to a jar of wheat germ.

A bottle of wheat germ is easily accessible in any grocery store. You can sprinkle in your cereal or salad, or add some to your yogurt or smoothie. It can provide significant health benefits to your dietary system. So don’t be afraid to add it to your favorite cookie recipe or other baked goods.

Holding chocolate chip wheat germ cookies in the box on hand

If you love chocolate chip cookies and are looking for something wholesome, yet soft and chewy, try my recipe. I guarantee that you won’t regret it.

No chill chocolate chip cookies

These chocolate chip wheat germ cookies don’t require chilling of the cookie dough, unlike other gourmet cookie recipes do. Therefore no one gets anxious waiting for hours or overnight for freshly baked cookies.

They bake beautifully in your oven and spread to just the right thickness, as you can see.

The only regret…?

I only made a dozen of them. What was I thinking? But they are slightly big cookies, almost twice the size of most of medium sized cookies, so one cookie can fill you up.

That is to say, my teenage son had two of these cookies in less than 10 seconds. I had to stop him when he was reaching out for a third. I live with a cookie monster.

Convection Oven: I like a convection oven for baking cookies. The hot air blown inside the oven helps cookies become crisper outside than the conventional oven, which also helps creating those adorable cracks on the surface.

How to make Chocolate Chip Wheat Germ Cookies

Dry ingredients for chocolate wheat germ cookies are whisked together.

Step 1: Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, and wheat germ together; set aside.

An egg is added to a creamed butter and brown sugar mixture.

Step 2: In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy. Add an egg and vanilla extract. Beat well for 2 minutes.

Chocolate wheat germ cookie dough is made on a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add the dry ingredient mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

A yellow cookie scoop is holding wheat germ chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step 4: I like my cookies bigger in size. So I used a 3 tablespoon sized cookie scoop. You can make them smaller or bigger, being careful to adjust the baking time as needed.

Cookie dough balls are being pressed by fingers on a cookie sheet.

Step 5: Wet your fingers with water and press down the cookie balls slightly. Bake them in a preheated 350˚F oven for 12-14 minutes. Let the cookies rest on a pan for 2 minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack and cool completely.

chocolate chip is still warm and gooey in the cookie.
Holding chocolate chip wheat germ cookies in the box on hand

Chocolate Chip Wheat Germ Cookies

These chocolate chip wheat germ cookies are irresistibly crisp on the outside and chewy inside. They are a wholesome yet indulgent treat!
5 from 8 ratings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a cookie pan with parchment paper or baking mat; set aside.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, and wheat germ together; set aside.
  • In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy. Add an egg and vanilla extract. Beat well for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredient mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, take 3 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place cookie balls on a prepared pan, spacing apart about 2-inch in between.
  • Wet your fingers with water and press down the cookie balls slightly. Bake them in a preheated 350˚F oven for 12-14 minutes. Let the cookies rest on a pan for 2 minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 172mg, Potassium: 208mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 266IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 2mg
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