Saturday, March 31, 2007

Flax Cookies

Looking for a healthy cookie that's not too sweet? I made these last week. They turned out to be thin, crispy cookies with a nutty flavor. Kevin loves them and they are tasty with a cup of tea. They freeze well and are a great addition to the lunch box!

Canadian Living Magazine Eat Right, Spring 2004

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
2/3 cup flax seeds
1 tsp baking soda

In a bowl, beat together butter and the sugars together until they form a grainy paste; beat in the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, oatmeal, flax seeds and baking soda. Stir into the butter/sugar mixture until it forms a soft dough.

Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. This is important, as the cookies will spread out and become quite thin. (I wouldn't use my usual shape and press method) Bake for about 12 minutes in a 350 F oven.

Makes about 2 dozen (the original recipe says 40 cookies, but I didn't get nearly that many)

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