VeganMofo – cookie comfort

October 6, 2008

These cookies remind me of colder days and go great with a cup of cinnamon spiced tea. I really have been trying to come up with healthier versions of vegan meals and baking. It’s not that vegan food is unhealthy, but after a week of comfort food, I’m glad I’m doing a week of vegan-lite, I’ll need it! This recipe was adapted from an oatmeal cookie recipe in Veganomicon.

Gingerbread Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup + 1 T splenda
1/2 cup almond, soy or rice milk
3 T molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 deg and lightly grease two baking sheets.
Combine oil, milk, sugar, splenda, vanilla, molasses and wisk until well blended. In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt and wisk ingredients together well for a few minutes. Add dry ingredients to wet in batches and stir using a spoon until it’s blended. Fold in oats and raisins. Roll into balls about the size of a walnut and place a few inches apart on a baking sheet. Flatten the balls into disks and then bake for about 10 minutes. They may need a little more or a little less depending on your oven. Remove and let stand for a few minutes. Transfer to a plate or cooling rack to finish cooling and enjoy!


4 Responses to “VeganMofo – cookie comfort”

  1. bex Says:

    thanks for the recipe. They sound like a great fall cookie.

  2. Monique Says:

    Ooh. That sounds good. I love ginger.

  3. Sara Says:

    Mmm…gingerbread AND oatmeal! What a genius combo!!! It sounds so warm and comforting…these are going on the ‘to-do’ list! Thanks!

  4. […] these for a while, so I opted to have them count as the gingerbread request for Pops! These are the gingerbread oatmeal raisin cookies from Heather at The Liberal Vegan. I did make some alterations, since I don’t like raisins, […]

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