Whole wheat Flax cookies…and they are so good!


1/2 cup whole flax seeds

1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or skim milk….I used 1% with 1 tbsp lemon juice)

2 cups  whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of ground flax seeds

1 cup  rolled oats

1 tsp of each baking powder and baking soda,

1/2 tsp of each sea salt, cinnamon ( I put more cinnamon)

1/4 tsp  of each nutmeg and mace ( had no mace used all spice)

1 cup olive oil based margarine or cup of canola oil

cup of sucanat ( still haven’t found this so substituted brown sugar till I find it)

2 eggs

2 tbsp pure vanilla

2 cups of chopped raw unsalted almonds

1/2 cup dark sultana raisins ( I soaked these in hot water and may have a put a little more)


  • Preheat oven at 375’F
  • Soak flax seeds in buttermilk at room temperature for 2 hours
  • Put all dry ingredients in a bowl except raisins and almonds and combine till blended
  • put margarine/oil beat in sucanta/sugar until fluffy and add eggs one at a time and beat well add vanilla and mix
  • Combine dry and liquid ingredients till blended add Raisins and almonds mix again
  • Prepare a sheet of parchment paper or Silpat or  spray lightly with cooking spray
  • Use large spoon drop balls on cookie sheet
  • Bake 15 min. ( it took the full-time)

Makes about 36 servings

nutritional value per serving

Calories 182/ calories from fat 98/ protein 4g/ carbs 16g/dietary fiber 3g/sugar 7g



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