Monday, August 20, 2007

Oatmeal flax seed cookies

Cookies are by far the best thing to make with kids, they get to use the mixer and scrap the bowl and lick the beater. Life is grand.

As you can see my DD loves to get out the mixer and for some special Mommy Daughter time she chose to make cookies while Daddy and baby brother went for a bike ride.
1 3/4 cup all-Purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup room temperature butter
1 cup brown Sugar
1/4 cup flax seed
1 t. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375F

In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, soda, flax, and salt. in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter, add the sugar and cream together until light a fluffy add the vanilla and the eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, and beat until incorporated. Stir in chocolate and nuts.

Using a tablespoon, drop the dough onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, spacing each 2" apart.

Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to rack to cool completely.