Friday, January 1, 2010
Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies
Recipe submitted by email@example.com
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
1/3 cup cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup sugar or Sucanat (granulated cane juice)
1/3 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (try Sunspire brand)
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Oil a large baking sheet; set aside.
2. Whisk together first five ingredients until very smooth. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine (be sure to mix in thoroughly the baking soda and salt--you may want to stir these into the flour first).
3. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until tops just begin to crack. Remove sheet from oven, and wait 10 minutes before transferring cookies to a plate or wire rack.
Note: These cookies, while not low-fat, are free from margarine or other hydrogenated oil. They are great for bake sales, to serve to skeptical meat-eating friends, or just as a reward for a week of hard work!
Makes: 24 cookies