Saturday, June 19, 2010

Uber Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The book "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar" have a version of this recipe that is quite good but I cannot leave well enough alone - got to make it healthier, less sweet, etc. This recipe makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cup sugar*
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2/3 cup soy, rice, or almond milk
2/3 cup walnut oil
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the first seven (dry) ingredients.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar, flax, and milk until smooth. Add oil and both extracts and beat until well mixed. Fold in half the flour mixture and stir until moist; add the rest of flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop a generous tablespoon on to cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until firm. Let sit for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack. Store in tightly covered container.

*Use smaller amount of sugar if you like your cookies less sweet.

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