Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe was provided to me by the Red Square Bakery. These cookies are very healthy for you. You can buy flax at most natural foods stores. Grind it fresh in a coffee grinder or a food processor. Don't grind it too fine, because you want some roughage and you don't want to overheat the oils in the flax seed.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth.
  3. Add the two kinds of oats, one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add whole wheat flour, ground flax, baking soda and raisins and mix well to incorporate into the stiff dough.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on a cutting board or a flat surface.
  6. Roll the dough out with your hands into a 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinder.
  7. With a serrated edged knife, cut the roll into 1/2 inch thick discs.
  8. Place the discs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. In a preheated 375° oven bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Most Helpful

great cookies, i made a litle change, instead i used 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup chopped dates and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts. really good.

lia* December 03, 2004

Excellent cookies, and very easy to make. I used slightly less butter, and then added a bit of water to the dough to make it stick together. Next time I will chop the raisins quite small before adding them to the mixture.

Janet in Langley March 22, 2004

These are fantastic biscuits and a great way of using flaxseed. Very yummy and they don't last long. They do need to sit, cool and harden once out of the oven which is hard to do as they smell so good.

Missy Wombat February 28, 2004