11.24.2009

Oatmeal Golden Flaxseed Cookies with Raisins and Dark Chocolate

This is one cookie I would actually let my kids eat for breakfast! It's packed with whole wheat flour, oats, raisins, dark chocolate chips and Strober Farms Golden Flax Seed.

I was super excited when Strober Farms contacted me about sampling their Golden Flax Seed. Flax seed is packed with Omega-3's, fiber, lignans, and protein.

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Most of us have heard of Omega-3's. These are essential fatty acids which are essential to human health.

High fiber diets help in the prevention of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Fiber also plays an important role in constipation relief and overall colonic health, reducing the risk of colon cancer.

Lignans have been shown to prevent hormone-dependent tumors such as colon, breast and prostate cancers. Research has also found dietary flax seed lignans reduced several menopausal symptoms.

Flax seed is high in protein and has an excellent amino acid profile, containing numerous essential amino acid that the human body cannot produce. The protein found in flax seed is a significant benefit to vegetarians relying solely on plant sources to meet daily protein requirements.

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For over 100 years, John and Stephanie Stober's family farm has been growing the finest flax in the world from their fifth generation family farm.

Golden Flaxseed is grown specifically for nutritional purposes and blends better with foods due to its pleasant nutty flavor.

Flax seed can be easily added to a variety of foods including, smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, salad, pasta, juice, ice cream, or COOKIES.

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Oatmeal Golden Flax Seed Cookies with Raisins and Dark Chocolate
by theUngourmet

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup Strober Farms Golden Flax Seed
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup raisins

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir in oats, flax seed, raisins, and dark chocolate chips. Set aside.

Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add in the oat mixture and stir until well combined.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or using a small scoop) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press each cookie-to-be gently to flatten just a bit. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.


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These cookies were so amazing! I couldn't keep my kids out of them. What a terrific way to slip a whole lot of nutrition into you and your family's diet.

Give these cookies and Strober Farms Golden Flax Seed a try!

Hope everyone enjoys a lovely Thanksgiving with family and/or friends!
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34 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Cookies that are also good for you. I like it!!

Tara said...

What a great treat with a latte! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, Kim!

Pam said...

I am always looking for healthy cookies to fill up the cookie jar.

Palidor said...

Mmm, what lovely and delicious cookies! I sure would love a one or two or five of those with my morning coffee.

Ginger said...

That is exactly the kind of cookie that I was looking for to have with my morning coffee. . . . . Looks really delicious. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

Cathy said...

ooooh those would be perfect for breakfast! But then, I'm a sucker for raisins and dark chocolate.

Allyson said...

So...I'm the FRG President for my husband's army unit. The FRG Pres is generally responsible for raising money for the FRG for family functions. Well, last drill I brought doughnuts and coffee and sold them for 50 cents each. I almost didn't make my money back because so many soldiers were "watching their weight." I am TOTALLY going to make these cookies for next drill assembly and watch the money pour in. Thanks for posting!

A Year on the Grill said...

I have just started taking flaxseed as a supplement...

what a great way to take your medicine Fantastic tips

Cathy said...

A delicious way to add more fiber into our diets. Your cookies look delish, Kim.

TKW said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Now I have an excuse to eat cookies...I'm thankful for that!

Bellini Valli said...

I would love some of these for breafast!!!!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Why is it that you can make healthy look absolutely fabulous and delicious??? Have a great Thanksgiving ~ ♥

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I love adding healthy stuff to yummy stuff! Great idea! They look so yummy!

Randi Troxell said...

i think i would probably love these...

have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!

All Things Yummy said...

I'm always looking for cookie recipes that are packed with nutrition. These look great.

teresa said...

healthy and delicious, a winning combination!

Jenn said...

Now this is a cookie I can devour right now. I've only recently begun to love flax seed since a friend of mine gave me some homemade crackers. I don't know how i went so long without it. I'm definitely going to give this one a try.

Faith said...

These are incredible...healthy and delicious cookies?! I'm sold! I wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you on my blog...hope you like it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Fresh Local and Best said...

These look so healthy and yummy, you are so good! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Angie's Recipes said...

They are a wonderful after-school treat with a large glass of milk!

♥peachkins♥ said...

cookies with a glass of milk..Oh this would hit the spot!Happy Thanksgiving!

Claudia said...

I love everything in those cookies, Kim. Everything! On myto-do list. May you have a grand Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Julie said...

These sounds super and somewhat guilt free! I'd actually never heard of lignans.
Hope you have a great thanksgiving :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, I just got some flaxseed like this and hadn't decided what to do with it yet - now I know! These cookies sound absolutely perfect!

burpandslurp said...

Wow. That is one guiltless cookie indeed! reminds me of the Cookie Diet...have you heard of it?

Mary said...

These really look like they're worth trying. They're also a great way to add fiber to the diet. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oatmeal are my favourite cookies - love the addition of flax - great idea!

doggybloggy said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Joanne said...

Whoa these cookies are like a total superfood! Does this mean I can eat more than one? And not feel guilty? Happy Thanksgiving girl! Have a good one :D

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. I bet your home smells wonderful this time of year with all of the goodies that you make!

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a pina colada said...

I love getting new healthy recipes! I'm so excited to try these! Yummy! Those sweet potatoes look awesome too!

Krista said...

Yummy! I'm a fan of flax seed too. I sneak it into my baked goods often. My family doesn't even know... : )

Katy ~ said...

Excellent! Good idea to add flax seed to this. Makes them super good!

Katy ~ said...

Excellent! Good idea to add flax seed to this. Makes them super good!

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