This to me is as close as you can get to an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie (or so my testers tell me ;)). It took me a few failed trials (cake-y cookies are not what I think about when I want some oatmeal cookies), but this version is perfect! They are super crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, just be careful not to over cook them as I did with one batch…ups :D They’ll still be super good, just a bit too crunchy.
So without further ado, I present to you the recipe!
Simply because I have nothing else to say :D
Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from OhSheGlows. Makes aprox. 38-40 medium-sized cookies.
1/2 cup homemade vegan butter ( any vegan butter should do)
1 tbsp olive oil*
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
*note: if you want your cookies to be more on the chewy side, sub with a tbsp of butter. The oil makes the cookie crispier.
Note number 2: I refrigerated the dough for a few hours before cooking it. This allowed me to form balls with my hand and ensured the perfect roundness of the cookie (I’ll call them Giotto’s cookies). Otherwise you can just scoop the batter out with a spoon.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the butter with sugar and beat until creamy. In a separate bowl combine the ground flax with the water, then add them to the butter-sugar mixture. Add the vanilla.
Combine together the flour, baking soda, salt and oats and then add them to the bowl. Finally, add the chocolate chips.
Scoop the batter on to the baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
Voilà! Chocolate chip goodness. I can assure you these didn’t last for long in my house, and I should probably held responsible for eating most of them; my cookie cravings have been growing with every failed attempt, so i was finally able to subside them…for the
short time being :).
Now onto a food-unrelated matter, I recently came across this music video of a duet of Adele’s Someone Like You and have fallen in love with it! I’ve been listening to it non-stop for the last 2 days and am still not sick of it!
And continuing in my support of smaller bands and artists, here’s another song I love that needs some attention ;)