During a recent visit from my friend Marlo (of Oh My Goddess Tempeh acclaim ;) I had the undeniable urge (I mean, who really can deny the urge to make cookies!!!) to greet her with decadent, but fairly healthy, vegan cookies. I'd already wowed everyone I know with Dreena's Homestyle Choc Chip Cookies before so I hunted the internet for something new. I wanted oatmeal with chocolate chips and that's exactly what I got with this recipe (makes about 2 dozen):
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oil or line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Whisk together first five ingredients until very smooth. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine (be sure to mix in thoroughly the baking soda and salt--you may want to stir these into the flour first).
Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 12-14 minutes, or until tops just begin to crack. Do not expect them to get very brown. Remove sheet from oven, and wait 10 minutes before transferring cookies to a plate or wire rack.
(I used almond butter an walnuts and they were absolutely PERFECT! crunchy on the outside, chewy and delicious in the inside, full of oats and nuts and used only 2 T of oil). I'm thinking that the sugar could also be subbed with the appropriate amount of maple syrup to cut back a bit but don't really have enough baking experience to advise on just how that would work.
and check out that gorgeous plate they're resting on.....thank you, Marlo for a beautiful birthday gift I just couldn't wait to use!!!