Flax Oatmeal Cookies

 Source: Flax Oatmeal Cookies, Healthyflax.org

Source: Flax Oatmeal Cookies, Healthyflax.org

Cookies are a great way to incorporate flax into your diet!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) margarine or butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milled flax seed*
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) chopped almonds
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  2. In another bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, milled flaxseed, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Stir into creamed mixture. Add almonds and chocolate chips if desired. Mix until blended.
  3. Form dough into 1 inch (3 cm) balls. Place on an ungreased cookies sheet, leaving about 5 cm (2 inches) between cookies. Bake at 350 ºF (180 ºC) for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 36 cookies.

SERVING SIZE: 1 cookie. Each serving contains 3/4 tsp (4 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 170
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 120 mg
Potassium 82 mg