Originally Posted by shannyshan
I have everything but the flaxseed meal, what can I use instead?
The flaxseed meal is used as a substitute for fat in the recipe: 1 Cup of flaxseed meal will replace 1/3 C butter (or 3 Tbsp of flaxseed meal will replace 1 Tbsp of butter, etc.)
So I guess you could try adding 1/3x more of butter (or oil, in the case of the muffins - the original recipe called for oil, not butter) when you don't have flaxseed meal. (Where x is the amount of flaxseed meal called for in the recipe.)
I'm not sure exactly how the cookies would turn out, but I'm sure they'd be just fine. Maybe a little bit more wet when mixing and forming, but they'd probably turn out the same when it's all said and done. There isn't too awful much flaxseed meal in any of the recipes.