Servings: 2 1/2 dozen serving(s)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 27 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Fudgy flax cookies are dense double chocolate cookies that taste a little healthy. For years they have been my kids’ favourite and they used to ask for them all the time. They called them “chocolate chocolate” cookies.
Fudgy Flax Cookies are without a doubt my kids’ favourite. It’s the recipe they ask for time and again. They call them “chocolate chocolate” cookies and they disappear in a flash if I’m not quick to hide them in the basement freezer.
The recipe is an adaptation of a cookie recipe from an old Fine Cooking publication. I have reduced the amount of sugar from the original and added lots of ground flax and a touch of molasses. The result is a dense fudgy cookie that tastes a little healthy.
These cookies are deliciously soft if you’re careful not to bake them too long. They’re also great for homemade ice cream sandwiches.
Make a more grown-up version by adding candied ginger, orange zest or a little instant espresso powder.
Fudgy Flax Cookies
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ cup canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour (use half whole wheat)
- 4 Tbsp ground flax
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, mash butter with the sugars.
- Add oil and egg and mix well.
- Add molasses and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, flax, cocoa and salt.
- Add flour mixture to the egg-sugar bowl and mix well.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Some delicious variations:
Add ½ cup chopped candied ginger, dried cranberries or dried cherries.
Add the grated zest of an orange.
Add 1 tsp instant espresso powder (add with egg and oil so it dissolves)