Whole Wheat Flax Seed Cookies

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: ~15 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking


A delicious and nutty cookie recipe with whole wheat flour and flax seed powder



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp almond meal or almond slices (optional)
  • 4 tbsp flax seed powder (flax meal)
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • Milk, as needed


  1. Pre-heat oven to 360F / 180C
  2. In a bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, almonds, flax seed powder and cardamom powder.
  3. Next, add butter to this and mix with fingertips until a soft dough is formed. If the dough seems crumbly or dry, add milk one teaspoon at a time
  4. Form small lemon-sized balls with the dough and flatten lightly between your palms. The cookies should be roughly ½ inch in thickness
  5. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet with some space between them. They don’t spread a lot during baking
  6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes or until they are a light golden brown
  7. Once done, remove the baking tray from the oven and let the cookies cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off
  8. Cool completely before storing in airtight containers
  9. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk or tea


  • The almond meal is optional but adds some nice flavour to the cookies. You can also use some chopped walnuts in place of almonds
  • Replace green cardamom powder with cinnamon powder for a different flavour
  • You can also omit the spices and use vanilla extract instead
  • The butter should be soft but not melted or runny

Keywords: almond cookies, whole wheat cookies, eggless cookies, healthy cookies, cookies for kids, cookies for toddlers