Sunday, March 6, 2011

Make your own cookies

This morning I woke up dreaming about Almonds! I looked up a bunch of recipes last night for Almond Cookies but they had a ridiculous amount of both flour, butter, or oil in them and nothing struck my fancy.  As I bake more and more I realize how much I enjoy vegan cookies! Maybe its the taste and texture, or maybe its because I don't feel unhealthy and wrong when I scarf down 5 right out of the oven! Anyway, I couldn't find a recipe that fit my needs so I tried to combine two recipes - one from Maple Almond Butter Cookies, and then my fav Alicia Silverstone Cookies.  Here's what I came up with:

Vegan Almond Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1/2 cup PB (crunchy)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp Almond Extract
1/2 cup Almond Flour (I just ground up Almonds into a fine, chunky powder)
1/2 cup Flour
1 cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 tspn Baking Powder
1 tspn Baking Soda
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tbsp Flax Seeds
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Mix all of the wet ingredients together in one bowl and the dry in another.  Then dump the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix. 

The dough will be really sticky. Form cookies on cookie sheet and press down!! These cookies don't budge, so they look exactly the same before and after being baked.  I baked on 350 for 8 minutes then carefully took off to cool.  They were pretty sturdy.  Delicious Almond flavor! yum!!

Even my lil helper, Mikayla, ate THREE.  (She NEVER eats anything she bakes....ever!!)

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  1. Mmm looks lovely! Have a great Sunday and don't eat too many :-))

  2. Those look sooo good muffy!

    I am obsessed with vegan cupcakes. I think I will try to make some when I am home and dirty up my mamas kitchen!

    Can't wait to see you!

  3. These were sooo good! NExt time Im going to use Almond butter and less extract, but I already ate half of what I made :)

    Lolo- I will try your vegan cupcakes!

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  5. I love cookies made with butters such as almond, cashew and the like. I would like to try this. It looks delicious.

  6. Oh this looks and sound yummy. This is a keeper. Thanks

  7. Your cookies look so good.

    I found your link on Sweets for a Saturday and thought you might be interested in a Giveaway I am having on my blog. I am giving away a donut pan, a copy of Lara Ferroni's Doughnut Book, and a pastry bag for making French Crullers. Check it out here:

  8. These look great and love that they are healthier, does wonders for the guilt factor of eating so many as they come out of the oven. Thanks for sharing your link on my site, please come back next week so we can see what new recipes you come up with. Have a great week!

  9. HI Mrs. V! Wanted to personally welcome you to the hearth and soul hop! I am now following your blog. I do adore making cookies from scratch. What I love about your recipe is using a natural sugar like maple syrup to replace the white sugar. Not only is it tastier, but it is easier because you do not need to cream it with butter! Thanks so much for sharing with us on the hearth and soul hop! All the best, Alex

  10. Mmmm these do sound delicious and almost healthy (I would eat 5 right out of the oven too!) Thanks for sharing on Mangia Mondays!