That’s how these cookies crumble

Good afternoon bloggies!

One thing I love about Saturdays mornings: sleeping in, eating a leisurely breakfast, making a big pot of coffee to sip on all afternoon, and lounging about. What I don’t love: where did the day go!?! It is already 3:30? How did that happen!

Well I can say I did get a lot done today, and by that I mean I super-cleaned my house! I am not kidding. I swept the living room and kitchen, vacuumed the carpeting, mopped the wood floors and kitchen floors, cleaned the stove, countertops, tabletops, and sinks, scrubbed the bath tub and shower, cleaned the toilets, and last, dusted off the furniture. Phew! It smells clean and looks lovely, but I am pooped.

Yet, not tired enough to take a dive into vegan baking!!!

I found these oat cookie recipe on vegweb.com, here is the link: Best Oat Cookies that Ever Existed

And I might have to agree. They are simply delectable. And the best thing: you can go ahead and eat the cookie dough, no worries to be had. There are no raw eggs in it, so you don’t have to even think about getting sick, well maybe worry about a tommy ache if you decide to eat too much of it 😉 I made some alterations, and you can too depending on what you have in your kitchen.

Happy Oat Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon oil
3 tablespoons water
1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp cold water, let sit until it gels)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup of oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

 

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 350. First, mix together the sugars, oil, and water.  Add the chia egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
2. Then slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. With a wooden spoon, add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and then stir in the oats.  If it is too thin, let stand a bit so the oats can absorb the excess liquid.  If it gets too dry, add some water and let the oats absorb it for a few minutes.
3. Form cookies by hand into about a palm sized ball and line them onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 13 minutes or more, waiting to see if the bottoms of the cookies have browned.
Let them cool, and enjoy! These are seriously so good. Who thought vegan baking couldn’t work? The chia egg worked beautifully and helped my cookies fluff up nicely.
Well,  it looks like a movie marathon kind of day (with my delicious cookies to accompany me!) :p
Ciao for now! -Mary