YUM. These cookies from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet are the cookie of cookies:
1 C quick-cooking oats
3/4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 C sugar (I use pure cane sugar, Alicia recommends maple sugar, which is made from maple syrup and super-duper expensive!)
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t sea salt
1/3 C maple syrup
1/2 C safflower oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 t molasses
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, oil, vanilla extract, and molasses. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
Roll tablespoon-size scoops of dough into balls (I use a cookie scoop). Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet, and press down slightly to flatten the tops. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Out of the oven, let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to baking rack to cool completely.
Optional ad- ins: 1/4 C chopped dried plums or other dried fruit (or chocolate chips) or 1/4 C finely chopped walnuts.
Makes approximately 12 cookies.
- THIS is the recipe that made me fall in love with maple syrup for baking.
- THIS is the recipe that made me realize how yummy safflower oil is.
- THESE are the cookies that made me realize that vegan baking was possible.
They are beyond delicious. I’ve made them several times (Yes, I know, but I just had to document them here!) and EVERYONE loves them. Even Oprah loves them! (Alicia Silverstone made them for her).
So, if you have been skeptical up to this point – TRY THESE and you won’t be disappointed.
Mmmmfff – what did you say? Sorry I can’t hear you because I am munching on an oatmeal cookie!