Walnut Maple Cookies

2 ½ cups walnuts, ground
⅔ cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. salt
⅔ cup flaxseed meal
⅓ cup carob chips or raisins
½ cup + 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients in given order. Mix well. Spray cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350° F. Drop dough on cookie sheet with a spoon and flatten with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, checking often to prevent burning. Cookies can burn easily and become hard if too dark, so use a double insulated cookie sheet for baking and bake on the middle rack of oven. Let cool before removing from the cookie sheet. Makes one dozen cookies.