Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spoonfuls


Vegan-ish Oatmeal Cookies

I adapted this recipe based on a ten-minute google search of vegan oatmeal cookies.  Admittedly, I did not search for vegan recipes based on health restrictions, but for the mere and indulging fact that I want to eat cookie dough by the spoonfuls without worrying about salmonella poisoning.  How did we survive as children - we licked the spoons, beaters, bowls, everything.  And nothing, not one time did we get sick. So, with knowledge comes vegan cookie recipe searching.  

I just used ingredients I had on hand.  To make them really vegan, replace milk with soy milk and butter with vegan spread.

Ingredients:
    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (use half whole wheat if you prefer)
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 cups quick oats
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 3 tablespoons maple agave syrup blend
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

    Cookie Directions:

    • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
    • 2. Combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and quick oats
    • 3. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy
    • 4. Beat in the milk, lemon juice and vanilla
    • 5. Mix dry ingredients with the creamed mixture
    • 6. Stir in coconut
    And here is what you do with the leftover dough (if you haven't eaten half of it - like I did)

    Place spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet and flatten slightly.  Bake for 10-12 minutes @ 375 degrees.





    3 comments:

    Torrie said...

    seriously... how did we survive??

    that was the best part of cookie-making!

    Torrie said...

    seriously... how did we survive??

    that was the best part of cookie-making!

    The City Boy said...

    i love the whole idea behind this google search!!