Monday, April 25, 2005

Farmland Flax Cookies

Originally uploaded by wanderingcoyote.

This is a great recipe, and as healthy as a cookie as you'll ever get. The flaxseeds provide, on top of Omega-3 fatty acids which we all know are so healthy, a great crunch.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup quick oats
2/3 cup flaxseeds
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350F. Cream your butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and cream some more. Combine flour and soda and add until well combined. Add the oats and flaxseeds and mix to combine. Drop by generous spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, or one lined with parchment paper. Bake about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes to the readership:

1. This is a really stiff dough, so you may need to use a mixer - either the stand kind or electric hand-held variety. You can make it by hand, too, but you may need to get your actual hands in their to get everything properly combined. So make sure you're hands are clean, eh?
2. I cannot say enough about parchment paper - really, it's the best thing out there for home baking. As I've said before, you can reuse it until it falls apart, and it isn't terribly expensive. You'll save yourself so much time and effort - I promise! You cannot substitute waxed paper (unless you're making a cake and the paper will by entirely covered by batter) - it'll just smoke up your place and make your fire alarm go off.


PS. This is a purloined recipe from Canadian Living.


Isabella di Pesto said...

Yes, flaxseed. Isabella scatters golden flaxseed flakes each morning on her thick cut, organic oats. (I speak here of cereal grains.)

To eat flaxseed in cookies sounds almost sacreligious, but then Isabella has been known to sin often and indiscriminately when it comes to food.

Forgive me goddess, for I DO know what I do.

greatwhitebear said...

Are these cookies soft or crispy (non dunkers or dunkers)?

Wandering Coyote said...

The cookies - and these are great, trust me! - are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I don't think they'd make great dunkers.

Other places to put flax seeds: apple crumble topping, banana breads. I used to put them in my oatmeal, too, before I went off oatmeal (a long story).

Christina said...

Those look great! I was searching for flax recipes this morning and found your blog. mmmm...flax pancakes for breakfast, and I'll try your flax cookies sometime this week! :)


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