Let me introduce you to your new favorite cookie to bake. I started playing around with vegan pumpkin-oatmeal-chocolate chunk cookies during the past month, and have come to a nice mashup between recipes online.
They are delicious. They are cakey. They are not too sweet. They are amazing dipped in coffee. Enjoy!
Yeilds – a lot of cookies, and all depends on the size of cookies you make
2.5 cups of all purpose flour
1.5 cups of rolled oats
1.5 cups of sugar
1 cup of Earth Balance, melted (OR 2/3 cups of vegetable oil)
1 can of pumpkin puree (not pie filling!)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste (I like lots)
2-3 tablespoons of molasses (depending on how much you like molasses)
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups of chocolate chips or chunks*
*the store was out of chocolate chips when I was getting ingredients, so I purchased a 1 lb bar of dark chocolate and used a knife to chop flakes/chunks to use instead.
Preheat oven to 350
mix dry ingredients, except chocolate chips/chunks
mix wet ingredients
fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients
mix in chocolate chips/chunks
scoop dough and place on ungreased cookie sheet approx 1.5 inches apart, flattening the dough
bake for approx 15 minutes or until the bottom edges are slightly browned
I’m dipping my toes back in the sharing with the larger internet world the happenings of my modest little world. I feel strange and conflicted about it, but such is the life where you feel compelled to tell stories and share yourself while at the same time wondering how self-involved and narcissistic that act can really be.
In all reality, I need a space to put things and direct people to when they ask questions about things or want recipes. Whatever else it might become will make sense when it makes sense.
Chances are, if you are reading this you already know me. No real introductions are needed.
I make stuff.
And I give most of it to my friends.
And I urge you to do the same.
Because sharing love through food or crafts or a listening ear or a drinking buddy or a hug or a smile is the best gift we can give one another in this chaotic swirling world we live in.
So, hello internet world. Here I am. Again.