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Easy Flaxseed Cookies Recipe

Whole wheat cookies with flaxseed that are super healthy and easy to make!

flaxseed cookies recipe

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 is 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!

Here’s my healthy flax cookies recipe. 

How To Make Flaxseed Cookie Dough

flaxseed cookies dry ingredients with butter mixed in

The recipe calls for ground flaxseed, which you can buy or make yourself by grinding whole flaxseeds in a coffee grinder. 

Ground flaxseeds are also called flax meal or flaxseed meal.

flax cookies dough

To make these flaxseed cookies, first whisk together all the dry ingredients.

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.

Then add the egg and cream (you could also use half and half or milk, whatever you have on hand) and mix it in with your hands.

flax cookie recipe dough balls

I used a small cookie dough scoop and really pack the dough in before setting them on the tray.

Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet or use a silicone baking mat – check out these at Target.

How To Bake Flax Cookies

flax cookie recipe

If you want them to look cuter, use a fork to make a crosshatch pattern on them like this.

I also like to sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on them to make them tastier and look nicer. 

Then bake them in a 350-degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

Be sure not to overcook them or they will dry out!

flaxseed cookies

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

I hope you enjoy this flaxseed cookies recipe!

Yield: 2 dozen small cookies

Easy Flaxseed Cookies Recipe

flax cookie recipe

Quick and easy flaxseed cookies made with whole wheat flour. Wholesome cookies with flaxseed that are low in sugar 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
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of cream, half and half, or milk
  • optional: cinnamon sugar for sprinkling on top


    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 cream 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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Sunday 18th of September 2022

I always use what I have available . Instead of whole wheat flour I used rye and wheat flour. Also I added walnuts.


Thursday 17th of March 2022

Can u use regular flour or oat flour….?


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

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

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