Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies

Don't be afraid--these aren't as healthy or nuts-and-berries-y as the title suggests. And they are SOOSOSOOO GOOD!!! My friend Christine brought me a bag of Tropical Source dairy- and gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips (remember the dairy-free thing), which are very yummy by themselves, and this recipe was on the back of the bag. It says it's from recipezaar.com. It halves very well, as I proved last night. And then ate half the batch. :S

1/3 c almond butter or peanut butter
2 T canola oil
1 c sugar
1/3 c soymilk (I used rice milk)
1 t vanilla extract
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

Preheat oven to 425F. Oil a large baking sheet (I use parchment paper every time, and they always comes out perfect! Err, well, you know...) Whisk together first 5 ingredients until very smooth. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt separately, then add to the peanut butter mixture with the chocolate chips and nuts. Stir to combine. Drop batter onto baking sheet by large spoonfuls. Bake for about 8 minutes, or just until tops begin to crack (I went just a touch less than this and they were dreamy!). Let cool on sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack or plate. Or eat them as soon as they're cool enough to handle.

How can we tell that it's not just me--the least picky eater of the house--who loves these? Nick even liked them! He's a die-hard original chocolate chip cookie fan. That would be the version with eggs, white flour, butter, etc. A real manly eater, that one. If he thinks they're good, it's a safe bet that they'll please.

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