Gluten Free Flax Free Monster Cookies

Wanted to make Monster cookies for years.  My husband is celiac and will not eat oats.  I’ve been doing a lot of high fibre, low carb flax recipes this winter and find that flax meal gets “sticky” like oats.  I figured I’d substitute ground flax for oats in my recipe and did a couple of other changes and it worked out well – taste good too!

Flax Gluten Free Monster Cookies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup softened margarine or butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Rogers Syrup or Corn Syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cup flax meal
1 tablespoon sweet rice flour
4 tablespoons cream, half and half or milk.
3-4 M & M ‘s for each cookie – added after being shaped.
Cream Sugar and margarine together.  Mix in egg.  Add remaining ingredients.  Dough will be slightly sticky.
Let sit for about 15 – 30 minutes or chill in fridge.  Make balls of dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Press 3-4 M & M’s in each cookie.  Make sure you leave enough space between cookies as these grow quite large.  Bake at 350 for 10 – 12 minutes or until edges get brown.  For a soft cookie do not over bake.

Dough is “sticky”.  Chocolate chips have to be added yet.

 

These are dark looking cookies but taste great!

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