Peanut Butter Cookies

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Using ground flax seed instead of whole makes the omega-3 more available. Sneaking it into baking, such as these peanut butter cookies, is a great way to increase your family’s omega consumption, especially if they won’t eat fish.

Tags: Intermediate, 10 mins, Desserts, Baking, President's Choice Blue Menu, Healthy Insider’s Report 2013
Serves: 18
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 10  minutes
Cooking time: 14  minutes
Total: 24 *  minutes
* Cool time: 5 minutes

Additional Information


1-1/4 cups (300 mL) PC Organics Whole Wheat flour
1/3 cup (75 mL) ground flax seed
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
1/2 cup (125 mL) PC Blue Menu Just Peanuts Peanut Butter - Smooth
1/2 cup (125 mL) salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, flax seed and baking powder. In another bowl, stir together peanut butter, butter and sugar until smooth; beat in eggs. Using wooden spoon, stir peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients until smooth dough forms. Drop by 2 tbsp (25 mL) amounts onto prepared baking sheet. Press down with tines of fork.
  3. Bake in centre of oven for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway, or until starting to brown. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:
200 calories
fat 10 g
omega-3 polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g
sodium 80 mg
carbohydrate 23 g
fibre 2 g
protein 4 g