Flax Seed Honey Cookies

"I came up with this recipe when I wanted my 17 month old daughter to start taking flax. They are simple tasting, chewy and fairly easy to make. I flatten them down twice during baking with a spatula; once after 5 minutes of baking and then about a minute before they come out of the oven. DO NOT USE FLAX OIL in this recipe or any baking recipe for that matter as it breaks down into a substance that is not safe for ingestion. Only use flax seeds for baking or flax meal. Prep time doesn't include chill time."
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
30 cookies




  • Cream together butter (or oil) and brown sugar.
  • Stir in egg and honey and mix well.
  • Fold in your dry ingredients (including the flax) and mix.
  • Cover with a towel and chill for about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Make dough into small balls (you can roll in additional flax seeds if you want).
  • Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 9 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool on flat surface or wire rack.

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  1. Lynne the Pirate Queen
    Oh WOW, these are good! No, not "good"... fantastic! I used half honey and half molasses (personal preference... I love molasses!) and regular salt, and didn't bother with flattening them during baking. Mine were a little smaller, so I ended up with about 40 cookies... ALL of which were greedily polished off by my fiance, our roommate and me within 24 hours! My fiance is already begging me to make these for the holidays. I will happily comply. :)
  2. Christine Ferguson
    I got twice as many cookies by using a 1-inch cookie scoop. This cuts the calorie count per cookie in half. I also rolled the dough balls in flax seed, boosting the nutritional content. Sure,they're not a low-calorie food (what cookie is?), but I'd rather have my kids snack on these than Oreos. They're sweet & crunchy, and good with milk.
  3. EURrosa1
    Jennifer, we loved the cookies. My husband thought they were ginger cookies! Next time I'll add some ginger and more nutmeg. Maybe also ice them! Hey, Rita, my cookies look pretier than yours! They are kinda pufffy, really pretty. :-) Thanks a lot for sharing, Jennifer.
  4. Srt
    Unfortunately, the extremely high fat content of these cookies outweighs the benefits of cooking with flax seeds. Sorry.


i am a stay at home mother, formerly a kindergarten teacher. one of my favorite cookbooks is "home cooking" by laurie colwin. i love to cook but other than my 3 yr old daughter and myself, i really dont have anyone to cook for. my daughter eats lots of broccoli and fresh garlic dishes and loves to help me in the kitchen preparing the food that she and i eat. i try to follow a strict organic lifestyle as best i can for my daughter and i.
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