August 2, 2010
I really like baking, but like everyone, I worry about how healthy desserts are, so I futzed around with a Crisco recipe, trying to make it vegan. It worked fairly well--the cookies taste good, but the consistency is never quite perfect. So at some point, I googled for a good vegan recipe and found the perfect cookies. They taste amazing (no one would know they're vegan because they taste so yummy, except I announce it constantly), they're relatively healthy, and they're really fast to put together. Also, if you're into eating cookie dough, it's the best dough ever!
Vegan chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter cookies
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Ingredients to go in one medium bowl:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal (slow cooking or quick)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 bag chocolate chips (if you're making the cookies vegan, make sure you check the ingredients of the chocolate chips, even the dark chocolate ones)
--Mix together with a fork.
3. Ingredients for one larger bowl
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup milk (soy, rice, hemp, etc)
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
--Mix well with a fork.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Drop forkfuls onto cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to finish cooling.
Makes 20-24 cookies. Enjoy!