Peanut Butter Cookie with Flax

Who doesn't love a peanut butter cookie?  But you've never had a cookie like the one created by Courtney Werp, Founder of Ballard Extracts.  These delicious cookies have the added benefit of ground flax seed.  Flax seed is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, Omega-3, Vitamin B-1, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Selenium, along with other trace vitamins and minerals.  So, go ahead!  Whip up a batch of these cookies and consider them to be a healthy indulgence!


  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at until well blended
  2. Add egg to mixture. Beat just until blended
  3. Mix flour, ground flax seed, baking soda and salt in separate bowl
  4. Add dry ingredient mixture to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended
  5. Roll balls of dough into sugar. Crisscross with a fork
  6. Bake 8-9 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely

Recipe and Photo reprinted with the permission of Courtney Werp


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