I love to bake and I particularly love to bake cookies. This became a challenge when I quit eating eggs. You won’t miss the eggs in these decadent, chewy cookies.
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
6 Tbsp water
1-1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
11 oz package butterscotch chips
To Make It:
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets (2 for each oven) with parchment paper.
Put 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds into a clear measuring cup. Add the water and stir vigorously. Set it aside and let it sit while you prepare the other ingredients. It takes about 15 minutes for the flaxseed to hydrate. The end result will be sort of a gelatinous mass that you will use to replace two eggs. If you don’t have ground flax seeds, then grind them in a coffee grinder (I have one dedicated to seeds, herbs and spices). You can grind a bunch, put the ground flax seeds in the freezer and keep for some time.
In a medium mixing bowl, put the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gently toss with a spoon to blend all these dry ingredients, then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar using an electric mixer. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract and flaxseed mixture. Mix with the mixer until just blended. Add half of the flour mixture and mix with the mixer until just blended. Repeat with the other half. Dump all the oats in and mix with the mixer on low speed until just blended. Fold in the butterscotch chips using a spoon.
Drop walnut-size (~1-¼” diameter) balls of dough onto the lined cookie sheets, 12 per sheet. Bake at 375°F for 7 to 9 minutes for chewy cookies, 10 to 12 minutes for cookies that will crisp up. Remove from oven and let cool for 3 or 4 minutes. Remove to cooling racks using a metal spatula.
Makes about 4 dozen.
|Serving Size||1 cookie|
|Number of Servings||48|
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