I can’t make cookies. Pastry? Yes. Bread? Yes. Cookies? Nope. Disaster. But–hip-hip-hooray–I found a cookie I can make and it is pretty healthy! You heard me correctly–pretty healthy! And it passed the husband test. I found the recipe in a magazine but it was originally printed in a book called Depression the Way Out. The yumminess in the cookies is supposed to help counter depression and they are loaded with omega-3.
2 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (preferably ground in a food processor. I used an electric chopper)
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp unrefined sea salt
1/3 cup ground flax (I grind mine in a coffee grinder just before using. You can buy it already ground as flaxseed meal)
1/3 cup carob chips (or chocolate if you don’t have carob)
1/2 cup maple syrup plus 2 tbsp
2 tsp vanilla
Add all the ingredients in the given order and mix well. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. I used coconut oil but you can use a good veggie oil spray. Flatten each mound with a fork. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool before eating.
I didn’t have enough walnuts so I added chopped hazelnuts. I think any kind of nut will work. I would have taken a picture but we, um, ate them all. Enjoy!