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5 from 3 votes

Sesame and Flax Seed Cookies

Crispy-chewy and loaded with seeds, these delicious cookies will satisfy your sweet-tooth any day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie recipes, flax seed, sesame seed
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Jackie Currie


  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup spelt flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or frozen - see above note in post)


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour and baking powder.
  • Gently fold in seeds and ginger.
  • Drop by teaspoon onto baking stone or lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon before baking.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until cookies have browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


This dough will be quite mucky and seem a bit difficult to "flatten" before baking. Don't sweat it. Just use your fingers and the back of the spoon to flatten the dough down a bit before putting in the oven. 
Be sure to leave ample space between cookies as they spread and flatten while baking. 4 rows of 3 on a baking sheet works well. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg