Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Summer is kicking my butt! I can't seem to stay on top of anything these days. My "to do" list is growing daily, with no end in sight. I don't really feel busy all the time, but at the end of the day I'm amazed at how little I seem to accomplish. I realize less time could be spent at the pool, or playing outside, or biking with little r...but what fun would that be. Besides, I'm all too aware that winter will be knocking on the door sooner than I would like, and I'll have plenty of time to tackle that "to do" list.

So hopefully you'll forgive me if I miss a post from time to time, or I'm a little late...It's not my fault. Just blame it on summer!

One thing I have had time to do...make cookies. Little r has been all about the cookies lately. If she had it her way, cookies would be on the menu at every meal. So I decided I better find a way to sneak some good stuff into her cookie treats. I did a little adaptation on an oatmeal cookie recipe and taadaa...a cookie loaded with all the goodness of flaxseed. She liked it too!

(Recipe adaptation from All Recipes)

¾ C. butter (1 ½ sticks)
¾ C. granulated sugar
¾ C. lightly packed brown sugar
1 ½ C. flaxseed, lightly grounded
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 ¾ C. whole wheat flour
½ T. baking soda
1 ½ C. oatmeal
1 ½ C. chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugars; add flaxseed and set aside.
3. In another small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla together. Combine with flax mixture.
4. Sift together the flour and soda. Mix in oatmeal and combine with other ingredients.
5. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
6. The dough will be thick. Form into balls and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
7. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
8. Makes about 3-4 dozen.

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Kristine said...

These look so good. I am going to make them for our youth lake trip today. Thanks. We love you blog and have made many yummy things from it. You need to put together a recipe book.

Kelli said...

I love using flax. I put it in all my breads and muffins, but have yet to try it in cookies. These are now on my "to do" list ;)

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