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Spelling Cookies

In need of a sweet Quaker cookie recipe? This is one of the tastiest Quaker oats recipes around. Quaker oat recipes are hearty and always delicious. This sweet cookie recipe is one of the best recipes using Quaker oats.


These are called spelling cookies because when I gave the recipe to a friend in my class her daughter found so many spelling mistakes that she called them spelling cookies.

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Cooking Time20 min


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons single acting baking powder, or 1 teaspoon double acting baking powder, or 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • Pecan or walnut bits
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 3/4 cups rolled Quaker Oats


  1. Mix brown and regular sugars together. Cream butter, then mix in sugars. Then mix in egg, vanilla extract, and milk until creamy.
  2. Separately mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder (or baking soda), salt (if wanted). Mix in flower concoction into butter/sugar concoction until creamy.
  3. With spatula add in wheat germ, then nuts, then chocolate chips, then oats.
  4. Preheat oven to about 300 degrees F. Spoon out onto cookie sheets. Cook for about 20 minutes or so.
  5. Watch carefully. When top of cookies begin to brown they are done. Eat immediately or refrigerate. Aging only improves taste.

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How funny to mix in "flower concoction". What other spelling errors are there? I have never put wheat germ in a cookie recipe. I'm guessing it tastes pretty food. What are single acting or double acting baking powder? I thought baking powder was baking powder. I like oatmeal cookies, especially when they are chewy.

Looks like a good recipe, but I'll use the flour called for in the ingredient list rather than the flower in the instructions. )


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