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Chocolate Banana Cookies

Arroz a la Cubana

Earlier in the year I decided that I needed more flaxseed in my diet.  So I headed over to Wegmans and grabbed some.  Then, I had a bag full of flaxseed and I wasn't really sure what to do with it.  I researched a little and then made my own cookie recipe...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Flaxseed Cookies

1 egg
1/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbs cinnamon swirl peanut butter (regular peanut butter will work)
1 tsp cinnamon 
2 cup flour
1/2 ripe banana 
2 tbs flaxseed
Fruit Jam (use your favorite flavor, I used blackberry)  

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix the egg, butter, sugar and vanilla together until blended.  
3.  Add the dry ingredients:  cinnamon, flour and flaxseed.  
4.  Add the peanut butter and banana to the mix and combine.  
5.  Form the dough into one inch balls.  
6.  Take a fork, dip it into granulated sugar and make cross marks on the top (just like classic peanut butter  cookies)  
7.  Bake the cookies for 7 - 10 minutes in the oven.  
8.  When cookies cool, add a tablespoon of jam to the top of each cookie.  

Yields ~22 cookies

These cookies are delicious and not too sweet.  I shared them with some of my students at school and I was pleasantly surprised that they liked them (and I was glad I could contribute to their fiber that day).

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