Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
This post has THREE cookie dough pictures because COOKIE DOUGH<3.
I had a terrible day Friday. I got a speeding ticket while driving to a gyno appointment. So lame. I was going 10mph over the speed limit on the freeway. You know, just moving with the flow of traffic. There were 3 cars ahead of me and 2 cars behind me going the exact same speed. I thought I was going to make it through the whole ordeal without crying…that didn’t happen. I’ve only been pulled over one other time. I was 18 and I rolled through a stop sign in my neighborhood. That cop was awesome. I was balling because that’s how I handle things and he was like, “If you keep crying I’ll give you a ticket!” He let me go without a ticket even though I was crying my eyes out.
Andrew got home from work Friday and then I had a cry fest because sometimes I just can’t even deal. And then I made cookies. And then stir-fry. It was all backwards but it worked.
So obvi Friday was a cookie day. And now Monday is a cookie day. Yay us.
These cookies are doughy and dense without being dry or bready. The flavor reminds me of cookie dough. I know cookies are made out of cookie dough so they should taste similar, but these cookies taste like break-n-bake cookie dough. They’re fab. Or at least that’s what I thought.
I think it’s the baking soda. I have this weird love for baking soda. It makes things taste like cookie dough or cake batter. So delish.
I made these cookies and then realized they were vegan. A happy coincidence. I add chocolate chunks or chocolate chips or some form of chocolate to pretty much all my cookies (like these or these), so it boggles my mind that I didn’t toss a couple handfuls of chocolate chips into the batter.
Unlike my favorite cookie type (i.e. ooey and gooey), these cookies are completely cooked through. My cookie rule goes like this: If it’s a chocolate chip, sugar or snickerdoodle cookie, they’ve gotta be gooey. But if they’re oatmeal cookies, a little more hearty, wholesome, and non-gooey is totally acceptable. And cookies get bonus points if they’re cute, little and chubby.
Speaking of cute, little, chubby things. This weekend Andrew and I went up to Dallas for Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival. Andrew has family that lives in Dallas and we got to meet his cousin’s new baby girl. I haven’t held a 3 week old baby probably since my little sister was born 18 years ago. It made me want to have a baby even more. And at the same time made me want to wait a couple more years to have a baby. Does that make sense?
If you have cuddly kiddos running around, I think these would be the perfect addition to lunchboxes. I know they will be in my lunchbox this week.
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: makes a dozen cute, chubby lil' cookies
1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup oat flour, spooned into measuring cup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup raisins, packed
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl combine all ingredients. Roll into 12 small balls and slightly press flat (they won't spread, but you want them to be thick cookies so they don't get dry!). Bake 9 minutes. The bottom of the cookies should be just turning golden brown...don't over cook.
Add chocolate chips. I would totally support that.