November 17, 2008

Sarah's Chocolate Chip - Flaxmeal Cookies

My sister in love, Sarah, (we discarded of the term "in law" early on in our relationship) created this very healthy and gluten-free cookie recipe. Test results of randomized placebo-controlled studies in my kitchen reveal that these cookies are loved by both gluten-free and "civilian" folks alike. The addition of chocolate chips can add a healthful element if you choose the darkest chocolate with the lowest sugar content. Dark chocolate is the most potent antioxidant that we have. Another delicious combo is date/nut. Flaxmeal binds toxins and hormones in the GI tract aiding in their elimination. Molasses is loaded with iron, magnesium and B vitamins. I let my kids eat these freely. Enjoy!

Sarah's Chocolate Chip - Flaxmeal Cookies

1 C. Organic (preferably from grass-fed cows)Butter
1/2 C. Rapadura Sugar or Maple Syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. ground flax meal
1 C. brown rice flour (if you don't want to make them gluten-free any flour will do)
as many dates, raisins, dark chocolate chips and nuts as you desire

1 tsp molasses
1/4 C. almond meal (optional - adds protein and flavor)

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and/or molasses. Combine dry ingredients and add to wet. Add dates, raisins or chocolate chips as desired. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 F for 8-10 min. Let cool before attempting to remove from cookie sheet.