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A Special Oatmeal Cookie

What you need: 

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup canola oil
4 tsp. cornstarch mixed into 1/2 cup soy milk or water
3/4 cup Sucanat (or any unrefined sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup coconut
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)

What you do: 

Mix canola oil, cornstarch mixture, Sucanat, vanilla, and coconut well in a good-sized bowl. In a seperate bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder together. Add oats to this mixture. Add the dry mixture to the wet one and mix well. Mix in chocolate chips. Form the dough into small balls or patties on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for about 10 minutes, or until they are done when tested with a toothpick.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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These cookies are delicious!!  I made a few adjustments: I used spelt flour and arrowroot instead of cornstarch, and reduced the oil to an 1/8C and added peanut butter (I just scooped but about 1/2C) and added some raisins.  They were so incredible, it's hard to make a vegan cookie much better than this.  Also my friend doesn't even like raisins but he thought they were great with these cookies.  We both loved them. 


We made up a large batch of these puppies. I used raisins and nuts instead of chocolate chips, and they came out quite stellar. I *will* be making these again and again. Thanks for not being lazy like those people who copy recipes straight out of crappy nonvegan cookbooks and say "use egg replacer."


I hate to be the killjoy, but I didn't care for them. Don't get me wrong; they are not bad cookies per se, they just don't suit my taste. I'm the type of person who, if she's gonna eat a cookie, she wants it to be GOOD. I just found them a bit boring and bland, so I'll stick with my usual oatmeal cookie recipe. And for the record, I followed the recipe exactly. I gave it 3 stars since I didn't like them, but it could have just been my tastebuds.


Yum!! We rolled them into balls and my son called them "oatmeal balls". Good recipe.


These are great cookies! I used raisins and even my son, who hates raisins, loved them! Thanks for sharing  :)


I also created an account to review this recipe.  I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, but my baby is allergic to milk protein and eggs, so if I want to keep breastfeeding her I need to cut out all dairy and eggs from my diet.  I am so glad this forum is here. 

I made these cookies tonight.  The only alteration I made was to use brown sugar instead of the called-for sweetener, and raisins instead of chocolate chips.  I had to cook them for 4 extra minutes, but they came out delicious.  Truly delicious.

Definitely be aware that if you use sweetened coconut, you might want to lessen the amount of other sweetener.  But you can taste the batter and adjust to taste.

Thanks for the yummy recipe!


I actually created an account just so that I could review these cookies. I followed the recipe (no extra additions/substitutions) and I did use choc. chips. These cookies were AMAZING. The combination of the coconut, chocolate, and cinnamon was absolutely delicious. The cooking time was just fine for me; they came out not too mushy but not too dark. If you like chocolate, I would definitely recommend making it with the chocolate chips; they blend nicely with the other ingredients without being overpowering. I will certainly be making this recipe again!


My family mass-consumed these cookies so fast there were only crumbs left for the picture!!!  Delicious!


i made these cookies last night, and yeah, i agree about the cooking time! i took them out after 10 minutes and they were still pretty much uncooked. although i believed that they would harden after a few minutes of cooling, so i let them cool off. but they remained extremely sticky and chewy and rather uncooked batter -- which i ate anyway. it was all right, but next time i'll bake it for much longer. ooh, and can someone post pictures of their cookies? so i'll have an idea of how they're supposed to turn out like. mine was rather dark, instead of the very pale ones that others supposedly got.


I love these! I made the cookies about 5 minutes ago, using only 1/2 cup of sugar (my coconut shavings are sweetened and I used an all-purpose whole wheat & soy flour baking mix that had a little sugar in it), and they were definitely still sweet enough. The only thing I would change, and it may have to do with the flour I used, would be to up the cooking time to 15-17 minutes. They were much too soft to take out at 10, and they were still soft and chewy after about 18 minutes, just with a little golden touch around the edges. I also added walnuts, tasty!!



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