Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

CookingTimeForMe August 18, 2009

Tasty and easy! I used honey instead of maple syrup because that is what I had. Also used canola oil. They aren't a super-sweet treat but will be a good snack for my toddler!

mamainurbana November 07, 2008

These are very tasty; they even surpassed my expectations. I ground the flax seeds first. The dough looked too wet before baking, but they turned out nicely. I got 23 2- to 2-1/4-inch cookies.

Bobbiann July 29, 2008

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