Friday, June 27, 2008

Wheat Germ Balls (Dairy Free)

Combine in bowl of mixer:
2 c flour
1 c toasted wheat germ
1 c shortening
3/4 c sugar
2 T flax seed meal
1/4 c water
1+ T vanilla
1/2 t salt

Beat at low speed until well combined. Roll in to 1" balls (or worms if you are 3 and balls are hard to manage). Roll in more wheat germ. Bake on cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes at 350F. Alternate: Smash down cookies with fork (like peanut butter cookies).

Adapted from More-With-Less.

Notes: I don't like to cook with shortening but I had some in the cabinet and didn't want to waste it. I figure one batch of cookies couldn't hurt so in to the mixer the nasty shortening went. These cookies are tasty. The wheat germ and flax are healthy additions without being over powering. I will try to make these again using Earth's Balance instead of the shortening. The kids really enjoyed rolling them out and rolling them in wheat germ.

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