Favourite Cookies

 Source: Favourite Cookies, SaskFlax.com

Source: Favourite Cookies, SaskFlax.com

These soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are filled with pecans, raisins, coconut and flax for a satisfying snack for those sweet cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole flaxseed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add hot water and mix well. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until light. Stir in ground flax, flour, baking soda and salt; blend well. Stir in rolled oats, pecans, raisins, coconut and whole flaxseed.
  3. Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches (5 cm) apart on baking sheets that have been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. Lightly press down cookies with the bottom of a floured glass. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from sheet and cool on a rack.

Cooks note:  Other nuts or 1/3 cup (75 mL) raw sunflower seeds can be substituted.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 30 cookies.

SERVING SIZE: 2 cookies. Each serving contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 280
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 170 mg
Potassium 260 mg