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Healthy Flaxseed Cookies Recipe

Wholesome flaxseed cookies that are easy to make and taste delicious!

whole wheat flaxseed cookies stacked up on a plate

Here’s a recipe for one of my household’s favorite snacks. While they aren’t much to look at, they are a wholesome treat that are kid and toddler friendly. 

Here’s what like about them: they contain 100% whole grains, each cookie has a half teaspoon of ground flax seed, and they have no preservatives or artificial anything in them. 

Oh yeah, and they are pretty easy and cheap to make to boot!

How To Make Flaxseed Cookies

flaxseed cookie dry ingredients with butter mixed in

First, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

The recipe calls for ground flaxseed, which you can buy or make yourself from whole flaxseeds. 

I buy whole organic flax seeds from the bulk section of our local health food store (Weaver Street Market) and grind them myself in an electric coffee grinder. At $1.79 a pound they are very affordable.

Then plop a stick of slightly softened butter (20 seconds in my microwave does the trick) into the mix and mash the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse sand, like this.


flaxseed cookies on a pan ready to bake

Then add the egg and mix it in with your hands.

Make 24 little balls of dough, flatten them slightly, and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Then bake them in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

While they aren’t very photogenic, they are a Delicious and somewhat healthy snack to grab when you need a boost. 

Originally inspired by this whole wheat shortbread.

Yield: 2 dozen small cookies

Flaxseed Cookies Recipe {Easy & Delicious}

whole wheat flaxseed cookies stacked up on a plate

Quick and easy flaxseed cookies made with whole wheat flour. Wholesome cookies that are low in sugar and toddler and kid friendly.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar, depending on how sweet you want to make them
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the first six ingredients together. Mix the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Make the dough into small balls, flatten slightly, and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from the cookie sheet immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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Tuesday 19th of August 2014

These were so yummy! Thanks, Leah! -18 mo Lee and his Mama, Charna

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