For those who follow a vegan diet, this oatmeal cookie recipe is for you.
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons warm water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons milk alternative
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup quick-cook or regular rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or raisins* optional
Mix flaxseed meal and warm water in a small bowl and let sit for 2-5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, both kinds of sugar, salt and baking soda.
Add the 1/2 cup of shortening, flaxseed meal with the water, milk alternative and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed (or be a kid and mix with your hands). If you choose, add your chocolate pieces or raisins.
Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.
On a greased cookie sheet or using parchment paper, drop dough from a teaspoon to make small mounds about 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
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