Oatmeal-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not all chocolate chip cookies need to be those sugary sweet biscuits.
And, often, it’s difficult to get those right – they’re either too soft or too crunchy.
But these flaxseed and oat cookies come out of the oven perfect – no matter what you do.
Even better, you get a healthy dose of flax into your diet without having to do too much work.
If you bring these into the office, get ready to start sending this link around to your colleagues because they (like you) will fall head over heels.
As a bonus, the kid cookie testers also gobbled these quickly – and asked for more in their lunchboxes.
Recipe makes a few dozen small cookies
190 grams (1½ cups) Plain flour
90 grams (1 cup) Quick-cooking oats
¼ cup Ground flaxseed (linseed)
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Cinnamon
170 grams (1½ sticks) Butter, softened
350 grams (1¾ cup) Brown sugar
2 med Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350º F, Gas mark 4). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, oats, flaxseed, salt and cinnamon.
Using electric beaters (or your frustrations), beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium-high speed until fluffy (about 4 minutes). Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one, then add the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low; add the flour mixture and beat until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets (with room to spread). Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool 3 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely.
Really good bit
If you don’t have any flax to hand, you can always substitute ground almonds. They don’t carry the same nutritional value, but they will add a lovely flavour. And, yes, you can freeze the dough for a couple of weeks which helps to ensure you’ve always got dessert ready at the last minute.
From the kitchen of Katie Schenk
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