real life test kitchen: oatmeal flax chocolate chip cookies


Bless Food Network magazine. They think that adding a little ground Flaxseed to an oatmeal cookie recipe constitutes as health food for the New Year. And you know what? I am right there with them. When I spotted this recipe in the January issue, I knew I had to make it because a) it includes my favorite add-to-everything ingredient, chocolate chips. And b) it gave me a way to use the under-used ground flaxseed in my fridge. I bought it thinking I’d sprinkle it in oatmeal in the mornings. I do so occasionally, but have been on a Greek yogurt kick lately… I digress.

So these cookies have everything you want in a yummy cookie: butter, two kinds of sugar, vanilla, cinnamon. The twist is you mix in ground flaxseed in with the dry ingredients, which also includes quick cooking oatmeal. The results were tasty, but I only cooked them for 10 minutes and they got a little burnt. My oven is testy. Perhaps it doesn’t like health foods.

If you’d like to give it a try, you’ll find the recipe here. Let me know how it goes. — Angela M.

More cookie recipes I heartedly recommend:

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ever (Honest)

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I heard that cooking flax seed destroyed its health benefits. Or is that only true of flax seed oil?