Flax Ginger Cookies

 Source: Flax Ginger Cookies, Healthyflax.org

Source: Flax Ginger Cookies, Healthyflax.org

Let's see if you can resist!


  • 1 1/3 cup (325 mL) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) milled flax
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 325 ⁰F (170 ⁰C).
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, milled flax, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt; mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together brown sugar and egg until sugar is dissolved. Add canola oil and molasses to the sugar and egg mixture; mix well. Stir in dry ingredients.
  4. Knead dough with your hands to mix in ingredients and form a large ball. Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from refrigerator. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick vegetable spray; wipe off excess. Lightly coat hands with vegetable oil or nonstick spray to handle cookies easier. Measure 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chilled dough, roll and flatten (Canadian loonie coin size).** Place on cookie sheet 2 inch (5 cm) apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from tray and cool to room temperature.

**Note: These cookies require forming because of the decreased amount of shortening.


Nutritional Analysis


YIELD: 26 cookies.

SERVING SIZE: 1 cookie. Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 90
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 150 mg
Potassium 102 mg