Monday, October 12, 2009

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies

This last week, I took cookies to my son's soccer game. Thinking that the kids probably needed some good Omega 3s as their post-exercise snack, I tried a new recipe, Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies.

Unfortunately, six-year-olds are pretty savvy when it comes to cookies and the flax cookies were passed up in favor of the giant Peanut Butter cookies that I also provided.

However, I also made a batch flax cookies for the hostess of a lovely dinner party that I attended and the adults devoured them and also asked for (demanded!) the recipe.

Here it is:

Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies

1 cup flax meal (available at Trader Joe's)
1/3 cup butter (I use Smart Balance - it's non-hydrogenated and generally works as a good butter substitute in cookie and muffin recipes)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)

Mix flax, butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir together dry ingredients and add gradually to butter mixture. Fold in milk and chocolate chips. I used a small ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for at least 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to rack.

The recipe yields about 20 cookies.


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