Vegan chocolate chip cookies. No hard to find ingredients. No refined sugar, for those vegans who choose not to eat it. They're perfect.
"The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie", from The Vegan Sourcebook. (why haven't I used this before tonight??)
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (aka cake flour, I didn't use whole wheat)
1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
1 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips (not hard to find, check ingredients)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (use the real stuff, please)
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Whisk wet indredients together in another small bowl, beating vigorously with a whisk until emulsified (I actually did this incorrectly, just throwing everything together and it came out fiiine). Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until everything is moistened. Let sit five minutes. Drop slightly rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Make them nice a round, if you want pretty cookies. Bake one sheet at a time on the center rack of oven until cookies are slightly brown, about 18 minutes. Cool, and eat. The book says they're good refrigerated... I don't know about that, but it's worth a try.