Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)

This cookie came originally came from however I have adjusted the spices to give it more flavor, I felt the cookie was going to be to bland as originally written.

2 ½ Tablespoons ground flax seeds
6 Tablespoons water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
   ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup (2 sticks) Earth Balance margarine, room temp

1-3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat your oven to 400F (204C). Mix the flax and water in a small bowl and let it gel up.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium mixing bowl.

Beat the Earth Balance in a separate medium mixing bowl until softened (but not liquidy). Beat in the flax meal mixture until well combined followed by the vanilla then the sugar. Mix in the flour with a rubber spatula then mix on low for 5 seconds. The batter will be thick.

Stir in the oats, cranberries and pecans. Drop by the rounded Tablespoon onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, roll into balls and place 2 inches apart. (Try to keep the dough cool in between baking sessions. I keep mine in the fridge) Bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the cookies on their sheets for 1 to 2 minutes then transfer to cookie racks and cool completely.

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