Breakfast Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
I like to give my family a hearty start in the morning, especially when they have to eat in a hurry. These easy-to-make "cookies" are perfect for a breakfast on the run and really appeal to the kid in all of us. —Wanda Cox, Roscommon, Michigan
Breakfast Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and wheat germ. Fold in cheese and bacon. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until light brown.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 183 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.