Flaxseed cookies with a twist of citrus. Flaxseed cookies with a twist of citrus. Israeli Kitchen Flaxseed cookies with a twist of citrus. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Orange maple flaxseed cookies

Intense citrus flavor and knock-your-socks-off nutrition in every crispy bite.

  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 18 minutes

I love perusing through cooking magazines to see what’s out there, but so often I’m disappointed by the same old recipes repeated over and over. And then I found this interesting cookie recipe from Brynie Greisman in Family Table magazine. It’s completely different, super easy, and the best part –they’re absolutely delicious.

These flaxseed cookies are loaded with wholesome ingredients – Omega-3's, and a laundry list of nutrients that almost take the fun out of eating them – but not quite. They’re perfect to bring to work for afternoon munchies, or to pack for your kids’ school lunches. I enjoyed this recipe so much (as did my co-workers), I made a double batch again the next day – using both the lemon and orange versions.


  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup whole flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon orange or lemon zest
  • 2-3 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend (or white whole wheat flour)


Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients until fully incorporated.

Spoon generous tablespoons onto baking sheets, and press down lightly to flatten.

Bake for 18 minutes, or until set in the center.

Related Topics: Baking, Desserts

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