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Crispy Shortbread Cookies
Recipe used with permission from Flax Your Way
to Better Health by Jane Reinhardt-Martin RD,LD
Baking Time: 10-12 Minutes
Yield: 50 Cookies
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  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3½ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans(chopped or ground)
  • 1 cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup rice krispies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Beat together the white sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, and applesauce in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Set this bowl aside also.
  4. Combine all the set aside mixtures with the nuts and stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™), then add in the quick oats and rice krispies.
  5. Drop by rounded heaping teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Makes 50 cookies.
  8. Each cookie contains ⅓ tablespoon flaxseed.