Maple and Flax Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Guessica

This recipe comes from the blog Domestic Affair, and is available in original form at These are free of wheat and refined sugar, and are similar to shortbread in consistency.

Top Review by CookingTimeForMe

These are great! So tasty! I halved the recipe and still got a little over a dozen cookies, so you must have been making some pretty big ones. Anyway, I replaced the maple syrup with butter flavoured E. D. Smith's because that's all I had, and these were fantastic. I'll make these easy treats again sometime!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, flax seeds, cinnamon and salt. Pour in syrup and oil and mix just until all the flour's been absorbed.
  2. Allow the dough to sit for 5-10 minutes before rolling into walnut-sized balls (or slightly larger) and placing them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet.
  3. Press down on each ball gently with you index and middle finger - they'll flatten and you'll make a nice wavy impression in the cookie.
  4. Slide in the oven and bake for 13 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack, or eat 'em warm with a tall glass of non-dairy milk.

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