Flax-Almond Whole-Wheat Cookies

From "Fantastic Flax" by Alive Books

Yields 6 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1 cup kefir or buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups Sucanat (dried cane sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups soft whole-wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups freshly chopped almonds


  1. In a medium-size bowl, soak whole flax seeds in kefir or buttermilk for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter and dried cane sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add one egg at one time and beat mixture until creamy. then add vanilla extract.
  5. In another large bowl, combine flour, flax meal, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  6. Stir in kefir-soaked flax seeds and butter egg mixture.
  7. Add almonds and mix well.
  8. Form dough into balls, place on cookie sheet allowing 2 inches between each ball.
  9. Bake one sheet at a time for 15 minutes or until cookies are golden.
  10. Remove from oven and shift cookies to cooling rack.
  11. Enjoy!
Posted on May 19, 2015 and filed under cookies & bars.