I started making vegan cookies years ago since my brother was vegan, we started cooking vegan so we all could eat the same goodies. We used to tease Thomas saying that “vegan deserts are just sad.” But these vegan cookies (and others I’ll post as I make them, like my famous Snickerdoodles) are so good you can “omit” the fact that they’re Vegan to your friends and family who would otherwise not want them, and no one will be the wiser!
Many recipes can be adapted to be vegan without losing out on flavor, and this is definitely one of them! I adapted the classic “Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies” recipe from the Quaker Oats box as follows. The water mixed with baking powder was my egg replacement, and Earth Balance my butter replacement, it’s the best butter substitute: EVER. I like it better than real butter.
Vegan Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water mixed with 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (old-fashioned, quick oats are no good.)
1 cup raisins (next time I’m doing half dried cranberries!)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Beat together Earth Balance and sugars until creamy. Add water & baking powder mix and vanilla; beat well.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir together until no streaks remain.
Stir this into the butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen (makes a LOT of cookies).
Best when served right out of the oven :) You might want to make these with some company! Also, I got to use some of my favorite old-timey pieces to show off the cookies: my favorite cake tin in Kromex!
I have almost the entire Kromex set, one of my 50’s housewife weaknesses.
I’ve been trying to collect the entire set for years and I think I’m only missing a couple pieces like a bread box and rice canister :)
Hope these cookies turn out good for you! Do let me know! Especially if you trick non-vegan sympathizers with this one!
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