Flax-laced Peanut Butter Cookies

Flax peanut butter cookiesChock full of good ingredients, these are among the best PB cookies you’ll ever make!

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp (15 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) oat flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C) and position rack in center of oven.

In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, margarine, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a small bowl, combine oat flour, flour, ground flaxseed, baking soda and salt. Stir and blend into creamed mixture. Add oats, peanuts and cranberries. Combine until all ingredients hold together to form a dough.

Scoop dough using 1 Tbsp (15 mL) measure, slightly rounded on top. Press and squeeze dough in palm of your hand to form into 1 1/2 inch (3.5 cm) balls. Place 2 inches (5 cm) apart on baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with a nonstick cooking oil. Flatten cookies with the back of a floured fork, making a criss cross pattern.

Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling rack.

Yield: 44 cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies. Each serving contains 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of flax.

Cooks Notes:

To make oat flour: In a small blender or coffee mill, process oats until finely ground.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen up to 3 months

Recipe courtesy of the Flax Council of Canada

 

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