This recipe is from my lovely friend, Mary, and her family. They are really called Maple Walnut Cookies but they changed the name to "Happy Cookies" because they are so good and will make you smile!
2 ½ cup Walnuts
1 cup Gluten-free oats
1/3 cup Flaxseed Meal
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
½ cup plus 2 Tbs Maple Syrup or Honey or Agave Nectar
(or a mixture of all three)
1/3 cup Carob or Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, grind the walnuts into a coarse meal. Add the oatmeal and grind again in food processor. Add the flaxseed meal. Dump the contents of the food processor into a medium size mixing bowl and add salt, vanilla, and maple syrup/honey/agave nectar. Mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate/carob chips.
Drop dough on cookie sheet with a spoon and flatten with a fork or the back of the spoon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Make sure to check the cookies often. Take them out of the oven before they look completely cooked. Let cool at least 10 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Store in a container with a lid so the cookies don’t dry out.