Snowstorm Baking – Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Bad weather always means baking for me. Today, while the menfolk were outside shoveling, I threw together a big batch of these beauties!

Ingredients
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups raw sugar
2/3 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cup rolled oats (reqular or quick, but not instant)
1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips or chocolate bar broken into small pieces
1 cup chopped walnuts

Process
Preheat oven to 425°F and prepare your baking sheets.Whisk together first five ingredients until very smooth. Mix dry ingredients. Combine all ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto baking sheet and then flatten down to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thickness. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until tops develop cracks. They won’t look quite done. That’s ok. Remove sheet from oven, and wait 10 minutes before transferring cookies to plate.

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Vegan Peanut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I made cookies yesterday because my yoga teacher mentioned it and I’m highly suggestible. I started with the previous Hurricane Sandy Cookies recipe, but made some small adaptations due to what we did/didn’t have available. They came out quite delicious!

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Vegan Peanut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon imitation vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and prepare your baking sheets.
  2. Whisk together first five ingredients until very smooth. Mix dry ingredients. Combine all ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.
  3. Hand roll into small balls and then flatten down to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thickness. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until tops develop cracks. They won’t look quite done. That’s ok. Remove sheet from oven, and wait 10 minutes before transferring cookies to plate.

Vegan Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies, in my estimation, should be chewy.  Crisp oatmeal cookies are ok, but when they are nice and chewy, then I’m really happy.  This recipe, adapted from several others, fits the bill.

Vegan Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated or raw sugar
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together dry ingredients (except raisins).  Mix together wet ingredients.  Combine and mix well.  Add raisins and mix.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies