Monday, June 6, 2011

Whole Wheat Flax meal Chocolate chip Walnut Cookies

Hello everyone! How are you all? I know it's been a while since I wrote a post on this page. I have been really busy with the children home on holiday, and some other personal matters which called for time away from blogging. I am back now and hope to catch up with you all soon.

Whole wheat Falxmeal chocolate chip cookies

The mercury is soaring up! It feels like we went right into the middle of summer skipping spring entirely. Some of you might have read about the big wild fire in Arizona. As a result of the fire we have a smoke cloud here in Colorado! I cannot imagine how bad it must be for people in Arizona, and hope and pray it will be contained soon.

Whole wheat Falxmeal chocolate chip cookies

Coming to today’s recipe, it has been lying in the drafts for a couple of weeks now. I got the book ‘Good to the Grains,’ by Kim Boyce from our library, and as soon as I saw these cookies I knew I had to try them. Coincidently, I saw a post in Swapna's blog on the same and decided to give the recipe a twist with the combination of flours and oatmeal. Good to the Grains is a wonderful book with so many whole grain recipes and ideas. I have already bookmarked some other recipes from the book, including the Olive oil cake. I bet you will love this cookie too.

Whole wheat Falxmeal chocolate chip cookies

I made some black currant walnut cookies too using the same recipe, versatile recipe indeed!

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour- 3/4 cup
Flax meal- 1/4 cup
Rolled oats- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Vegetable oil/Oil of your preference- 1/4 cup
Dark Brown sugar- 1/3 cup
Granulated white sugar- 1/3 cup
Egg- 1
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Chocolate chips- 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts/Any dried fruits or nuts- 1/2 cup

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it ready.
2. In a large bowl mix the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In another bowl mix well the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla extract.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a spatula together with chocochips and the chopped nuts.
5. Place small scoops of the dough in the prepared baking pan, one inch apart.
6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the sides start turning brown.
7. Cool in the pan for a couple of minutes before you transfer them onto a wire rack and cool them completely. When you take out from the oven the cookies will be soft, but they will become firm once they cool down.

Notes:

1. The flax meal and oats can be replaced by whole wheat flour. I replaced the whole wheat with this combo following Swapna's example.
2. The original recipe calls for butter, but I replaced it that with oil.
3. I have tried this with black currants too. You could mix and match with any dried fruits and nuts of your choice.

Adapted from : Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce
And Eat Good 4 life

31 comments:

  1. Never used flax in any of my dishes....I wonder how they taste and even look like!..The cookies looks awesome!

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  2. Never used flax in any of my dishes....I wonder how they taste and even look like!..The cookies looks awesome!

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  3. wow, looks and sounds very very healthy !!!

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  4. @Shabs: Flax seed meal tastes nutty. We liked it in these cookies, which is not too obvious. I like to add it even in my fruit yogurt.This is my first baking attempt with flax meal. But I'm sure I'll be using it more often from now on,mainly because of its health benefits :-)

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  5. healthy delicious cookies lovely pictures

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  6. Good to see u after a long time.recently i tasted a cookies with flax seeds in a friend's place and i liked it very much.
    Very fantastic one and nice clicks too.

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  7. Irresistible scrumptious cookies!!!

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  8. Looks delicious, perfect to go with a cup of cold milk for after school snack.

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  9. Just recently i have started using flax seeds. Your cookies sounds very healthy because of flax seeds. looks very scrumptious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Looks so crunchy and healthy cookies too..

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  11. Hey Nami... Thanks for trying the cookies and I am so happy that you liked it.... Thanks for the kind mention dear…. Love all the pics in this post:)

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  12. healthy n tasty cookies...luv them

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  13. Healthy and yummy cookies.. looks perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. Looks perfect and crunchy love that you substituted butter with oil, much healthier!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks so perfect, yum n healthy ...:)

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  16. Healthy and pretty addictive cookies, love the addition of flax seeds, love it very much.

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  17. These cookies are so addictive..have tried a similar recipe with old fashion oats..will be posting the recipe soon..love the idea of using flax seeds..sounds healthy! And the pics are AWESOME!!

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  18. Irresistible cookies..healthy and delicious.

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  19. kidulam cookies nami.. loved the ingredients used to make it more delicious..:)

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  20. healthy and delicious cookies! double like :)

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  21. This is so good and so yummy at the same time.

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  22. Kurahu eniku parcel cheyumo?? Njan ivide madi pidichu madi pidichu food polum undakunilla enna avasthayilanipol :( ethokke kandu ente cravings control cheyyam lle..Kidilan tto..

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  23. Never used flax...The cookies look sinful!

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  24. oru neenda edavelaku shesham njanum thirichethi.Cookies expert analle...adipoli ayitundu.

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  25. Delicious cookies Nami..Adipoli pics too..

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  26. assalayittundu....... aashamsakal...........

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  27. I've never eaten cookies made with flax seeds .. must be soo healthy

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  28. fabulous! My new favorite cookie. I especially love them with butterscotch chips! I used 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce. PERFECT!

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