With my boys on stools next to me, they helped me pour the ingredients in the mixer and of course tasted the batter when it was ready. The great thing about this recipe is that there are no eggs in it, so there's nothing to be afraid of when eating this batter. And, I have to say that the batter is really good! You could probably just make these raw cookies, if you're into eating raw, but the finished product is super yummy! The combination of ingredients works really well together and brings a different flare to regular chocolate chip cookies. I hope you like them!
Makes roughly 24 cookies
* 1/3C almond/cashew/peanut butter (I used almond butter...yum!)
* 2Tbl. canola oil
* 3/4C raw sugar
* 1/3C soymilk
* 1tsp. vanilla extract
* 1C whole wheat flour
* 1/2tsp. baking soda
* 1/2tsp. salt
* 1C rolled oats
* 2/3C chocolate chips
* 1/2C chopped walnuts/macadamia nuts (I used walnuts)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix together all the ingredients from almond butter to vanilla extract.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, oats, and chopped nuts.
4. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and mix until just combined.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips
6. Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet
7. Bake 10-12 minutes. Note: these cookies do not spread out like regular cookies, so it's kind of hard to tell if they're done. Just keep checking on them to make sure they don't burn.
These cookies are actually done. You can see in this picture how the cookies stay as a ball and don't spread.8. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cookies cool on sheet for a couple of minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely. Note: Like I mentioned above, the cookies don't spread, so when I took them out of the oven I flattened them a little with a spatula, and then let them sit for a couple of minutes on the sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.
This is a picture of me flattening them with my spatula. :)
After shoveling the driveway, playing in the snow with my boys, and building a snowman, these were the perfect treat - with a glass of milk of course! :)