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Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Not too sweet, and full of fiber and protein, these vegan cookies are a healthy dessert or snack.

Makes about 18 large cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 c real maple syrup
  • 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 chia seed egg **
  • 1 Tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tsp pure maple extract
  • 3/4 whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 c chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening, maple syrup, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add chia seed egg, soy milk, and maple extract; blend well.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the oats and nuts until evenly distributed.
  6. Make about 18 golf ball sized dough balls, rolling them in your palms. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet(s), spacing them at least an inch apart.
  7. Press cookies down slightly until they are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until set up and golden brown. Move to a cooling rack.

**To make chia seed egg, place 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 3 Tbsp water in a food chopper or blender. Process one minute. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, or until gelatinous.

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