*Either use purchased milled flaxseed (flax meal), or grind whole flaxseed in a coffee grinder to a granular, free-flowing meal. You can purchase this at healthfood stores or healthfood sections at some grocery stores.
Cream margarine (or butter), white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oats, milled flaxseed, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir into creamed mixture.
Add nuts and chocolate chips, mix until blended.
Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies.