Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chocolate oatmeal flax cookie recipe

If I put flax and oatmeal in a cookie along with some dark chocolate that makes them a health food, right?.....right??? Come on work with me here, people!

Ok, ok maybe they are not a health food but they are delicious!

Makes 20 large or 48 small cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milled flax
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups large flake rolled oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or the whole bag...whichever ever is easier!)
1/2 c toffee bits
1/2 c premade icing, totally optional

What to do
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy...about 4 minutes.
  • Add egg one at a time, mixing in the first before adding the second. 
  • Add the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax and salt.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter bowl until just incorporated - don't over mix.
  • Add the oats and chocolate chips. Stir until just mixed in.  
  • For large cookies drop dough in 1/4 c mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silpat.
  • Bake for 14 -16minutes or until just starting to turn golden brown around the edges. For small cookies, use a tbsp or 1-1/2 inch cookie scooper and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool for five minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If desired, drizzle a little premade icing on them!


  1. flax=healthy in my books! Oh yes! Imagine how bad these would be for us without the flax ;)

  2. Life does happen in the kitchen! My mothers kitchen was also the hub of everything that went on. Such wonderful memories of sitting in there! These cookies look amazing especially with that glaze drizzled on them!