Wheat Germ Brown Sugar Cookies

After spending the morning away from home running errands, Sadie was more than ready for a little exercise  and attention this afternoon. I grabbed a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch with a side of cucumber slices and then it was time for a trip to the dog park.

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I think a lot of people had antsy dogs on their hands today because the park was hoppin’! We headed over to the less-crowded side of the park for several rounds of fetch.

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I had a great time talking with some of the other dog owners, particularly a couple who also owned a vizsla. It’s nice talking to people who totally relate to the craziness of your dog and understand the breed so well. It seems like vizsla owners always have funny stories to share.

While at the park, I also fell in love with a Boston terrier puppy that had the most effervescent personality.

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I wanted to take him home! He was a tiny little thing but had the biggest heart and wanted to love on everyone and play with every dog… especially the big ones.

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I am a large dog lover at heart, but something in me bursts with love when I see Boston terriers, pugs or French bulldogs. I think they’re so cute because they look so darn goofy.

After our time at the park was over, I had one thing on my mind… Cookies! Yes, again. Winking smile 

The cookies I made last night were good, but there was something a little off with the moistness and I was determined to change up some of the ingredients to see if I could fix the issue.

I think I succeeded, because these cookies were great!

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Wheat Germ Brown Sugar Cookies

Makes 10 – 12 cookies


  • 5 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. wheat germ
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray
  • Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla
  • Combine wheat germ, flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda
  • Slowing mix wheat germ mixture into the sugar mixture until everything is combined
  • Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet, leaving ample room between dough for cookies to spread
  • Bake for approximately 8 minutes, cool and enjoy

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I think these would be delicious with a bit of ice cream smooshed between two of them. Dessert tonight, perhaps?


  1. says

    aw, that dog is cute i love the caption “im just a little squirt!” lol.

    i went to a pet expo the other month and saw 2 vizslas and thought of you and sadie. my first thought “hey, sadie dogs!” lol.


  2. Sarah says

    I love your blog for lots of reasons (meal ideas, delicious smoothie recipes, workout ideas, etc…) but Iove that I can get all of that with a ton of Sadie pictures in one place!! She is one of the most photogenic, expressive dog I have ever seen!


  3. says

    We have a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix and she’s the best! BIg dog personality fit for condo living 🙂

    Congrats on the new job!!



  4. says

    Mmm these cookies remind me of my favorite thin and chewy molasses cookie! And if they’re anything like those, then they’d be great with ice cream 🙂

    And that picture of Sadie with her eyes closed and (dirt-covered) tongue out is priceless!


  5. Alison says

    I never noticed how spotted Sadie’s tongue is! lol

    I am drawn to puppies too, especially poodles! However, I agree…the Boston terrior pup is adorable! 😉

    P.S. Love the captions!


  6. Lindsay says

    how many cookies does the recipe make? I have to count my carbs for gestational diabetes so I need to know how much bang for buck I’m getting here!


  7. says

    Looks like you had fun at the dog park! I am pug sitting this weekend and I agree there is something about the way they look that just makes me melt!


  8. Niki (Life's a Payne) says

    I love your pictures of Sadie (and the other dogs)!

    And I will have to try out those cookies. I love the nutty taste of wheat germ. That may be my snack tonight while I watch my hockey game!


  9. Emmarie @ Bananas and Beer says

    I have a Boston Terrier! I love when I see other Bostons, even if only in pictures. 🙂


  10. says

    I looooooooove pugs. I had a pug, and he was the best. I saw a pug tied up outside a store. He was an adorable little puppy and I thought it was crazy that the owner trusted that no one would steal him.


  11. says

    I love dogs! I have a chihuahua mini pinscher named Loki who is (sadly sadly sadly) staying with my parents while I’m in NYC getting my masters. Miss her so much!


  12. says

    Oh Im so sad! I just baked these because I saw how quick and easy they were and they came out super flat and “wet” lol.. I think maybe I didn’t let the butter soften enough. They still taste soo good though! Maybe I will just put them in a bowl with some ice cream!


  13. Danielle says

    I love big dogs too! I love my weens but a lab thrown in the mix sounds like my perfect bunch.

    I just love finding Sadie at the start of your blog posts. She is just adorable.


  14. says

    oMg!! My younger dog is a BT!! Such an adorable breed! His bff is not our mix mut bit rather Wilson the Tennis ball. He is currently hiding under our bed bc of the rain. Love his cute butt!


  15. says

    Those cookies look absolutely delicious! I’m all about doin’ the healthy thang, but I still gotta have my sweets! Thanks for the recipe- I can’t wait to try it out!


  16. says

    oh my gosh, my family has four boston terriers and seriously one of the worst parts about moving out was leaving that little crew! it’s so funny when they have to sneeze because they always make this snorting sound and of course all this slobber/snot sprays everywhere! okay, sound super cute, face full of snot maybe not so much…but oh, they are so adorable! i only wish my apt complex allowed dogs. 🙁


  17. ellalinea says

    Oooh those cookies look amazing! Especially with some Ice cream in between 😉

    Looks like sadie had a blast in the dog park 🙂


  18. says

    Awwww, that picture of the two dogs playing tug-of-war is too cute! I should take my doggie to the dog park more often! 🙂

    By the way, those brown sugar cookies? Awesome. I think I’m going to agree about the ice cream sandwich thing. Great idea! 😀


  19. says

    Too cute…those puppies!!

    Cookies look YUMMY…perfect for a cookie sandwich…with ice cream…or a healthy icing/topping…mmmm:)

    Have a lovely Sunday!


  20. Stephy says

    Those wheat germ cookies look amazing! I would never have thought you could make cookies out of wheat germ, but now I am going to try. Did you come up with this recipe on your own?


  21. says

    The little puppy is so cute! I can’t resist dogs with huge puppy eyes either.

    The cookies remind me of these delicious honey cookies I made ages ago…they were thin and chewy, but still soft at the same time, and the dough tasted out. of. this. world.

    Happy Sunday!


  22. Vivian says

    This looks delicioussss!! i lovelovelovee wheat germ! I was wondering though, is there a substitute you can use for butter? Looking forward to making them 🙂


  23. Ashley says

    I LOVE the brown sugar wheat germ cookies!! I had leftover wheat germ in my fridge and was so happy to use it. I’ve made them twice in two days and added chocolate chips.. Delish!! I love your blog 🙂


  24. Jason B says

    I made a vegan version of these today. Substituted Egg Replacer for the egg and added a little molasses to deepen the color. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe and photos.


  25. Sharan says

    For anyone looking to make this with a butter alternative, try decreasing the butter to 4 tbsp. of Earth Balance and adding 1/4 c. flour. These cookies are my go-to and that seems to do the trick for me! (Too cheap to buy organic butter, and the only regular butter my grocery store carries is made with added colour. Enter Earth Balance!)



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