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Farmland Flax Cookies

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 c. whole flaxseed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 c. oatmeal (dry)


In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; add flaxseed. In another bowl, beat eggs and vanilla together. Combine with flax mixture. Sift together the flour and soda. Mix in oatmeal and combine with the other ingredients. Form dough into four (1 1/2-inch) round logs. Place in freezer and chill. Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice into 1/4-inch medallions. Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Bake 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool.

Makes 64 cookies.

Per Serving: about 130 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, and 60 mg sodium.

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