Sunday, June 19, 2011

Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

I love to try new cookie recipes. This one in particular was very easy and quick to make. It's from Isa Chandra's cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance. I baked the first cookie sheet of them and they came out very flat and then. So I added about 1/2 C. of oatmeal to the rest of the batter and the rest came out perfect. Now that I think of it, next time I should toast the walnuts.. hmm. Anyway, here's how I made it.
Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 C. canola oil
1/3 C. pure maple syrup
2  heaping T. molasses
2 t. vanilla extract
3/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. soy milk
2 T. arrowroot or cornstarch (or 4 T. flour)
1 1/2 C. flour
3/4 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 walnuts, chopped 
1/2 C. oatmeal

Preheat oven 350.
Lightly grease cookie sheet with cookie spray.
In a large bowl, mix oil, syrup, molasses, vanilla, and sugar until well combined. The oil will separate a little but that's okay. Add the soy milk and starch and mix until dissolved and mixture resembles caramel. 
 Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and oatmeal. Mix until well combined. Fold in walnuts. Drop by Tablespoonfuls about 2" apart onto baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit for 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
 Yum. Yum. These are very chewy, nutty, and rich. 

Chef Teebs
Fresh herbs.. i love summer!

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