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By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen

Baking cookies has become a holiday tradition. It’s generally the only time I pull out my KitchenAid mixer. This year, at the behest of another, I tested out a healthier cookie recipe. The below recipe creates cookies that are made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed, honey and walnuts. As a note, walnuts are a great source of omega-3 and Vitamin E.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat together butter, honey, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to the mixer, combining with the wet ingredients. Scrape sides with a spatula periodically.
  5. When ingredients are thoroughly combines, remove from mixer and stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. With a tablespoon, scoop the dough onto baking sheets and bake until just browned, 11-13 minutes. Let cool before removing from the pan.


  • 1 1/2 cups, whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup, ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 sticks, unsalted, softened butter
  • 1 cup, turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts