To make up for the 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed, I tossed in a 1/4 cup of flour instead because my "Test Cookie" came back runny. The batter was still a bit moist when I baked the whole batch, but for the most part the cookies were all right.
Because they were so thin though, they're crispy rather than soft. Boo. Also, I'm sad I couldn't get the health benefits from the flax seed this time, but I will make these again once I acquire flax seed.
Overall, for a chocolate fix, these are decent cookies, not to mention they have a flavorful cinnamon base for any type of oatmeal cookie. The biggest problem I have with any cookie recipe I get from FNM is the lack of add-ins (aka chips, fruit, nuts, etc). They think an even ratio of oatmeal and chocolate chips is sufficient: HA! The recipe called for 2 cups of semi-sweet choc chips-- I put in a bag and a half of dark chocolate morsels (it's what I had in my pantry) and it still wasn't enough. Note: I doubled the recipe.
Next time, I'll be heavy handed with the chips, plus I want to make a batch that has dried cranberries and white chocolate chips-- great combo for oatmeal cookies.