Amazing Gluten Free + Vegan Cookies!

I have been playing around with cookie recipes. I LOVE cookies but really wanted a healthier option. Almost immediately after my cookies are cooled I stick them in the freezer. They last for a super long time and taste great frozen or zapped in the microwave for a few seconds. Big Girl likes to take one out in the morning and let it sit until after lunch. She's a planner like that. Me, I just eat them frozen. YUM!

Here is the best recipe I have come up with. I sifted through several recipes and did a fair amount of experiments before hitting on this one. They are GF + vegan but don't let that scare you. They are SUPER good. Even Little Man and Hubby give them the thumbs up.
makes 24 medium or 36 small cookies
by Teresa Granath

1/3 c cashew butter (or other nut butter, almond, sunflower, walnut, etc)
1/3 c unsweetened rice milk (or other milk, almond, soy, etc)
2 tbsp apple sauce (or 1 egg if not vegan)
1 c coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 c oat flour (I used this one)
1 c oats (regular or quick)
3/4 c almond meal/flour
1/2 c ground flax seed/meal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c dried cherries (or craisins, raisins, dates, etc)
1 c cocoa nibs

Optional add ins: shredded coconut, almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. in mixer, beat nut butter, milk, apple sauce, vanilla and sugar well

3. add flours, baking soda, salt, oats

4. add dried fruit and cocoa nibs

5. mixture will be thick + sticky! make golf ball sized balls for 24 medium cookies, adjust if smaller cookies are desired

6. bake about 8 min or until lightly brown on the edges


Let me know if you make some and what you think! Teresa


CrochetnQuilt said...

I haven't made any...yet. But they sound good and I will be making some. Thanks!

harmony said...

I'm gonna give these a try soon!! Maybe today! Thanks.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Let me know if you do CrochetnQuilt!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Cool Harmony, let me know what you think!

Lee said...

Thank you for the great recipe - my vegan GF girl loved them!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Oh, awesome Lee, I'm so glad! :)