vegan oatmeal chocolate chip

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ cup oats
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons flour — measure by spooning and sweeping
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt (generous 1/8)
2 tablespoons shortening
¼ cup (packed) golden brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons applesauce (or you could try a mix of 3 tbsp of crushed flax seeds with a little bit of water)
¼ to ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped, toasted walnuts
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or 1/3 cup chopped up good quality chocolate (vegan type, obviously)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Grind oats in processor. Add flour, baking soda and salt and pulse to mix.

Beat together shortening, both sugars, applesauce and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in walnuts and your vegan chocolate chips.

Using about 2 tablespoons of dough, form dough into balls and gently shape balls into rounds (cookies don’t spread much). Pace on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes (the longer, the crunchier the edges). Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.

Using about 2 tablespoons of dough, form dough into balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes (the longer, the crunchier the edges). Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.

Makes about 6 cookies

via cookiemadness.net