Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Bourbon-Maple Icing

Ingredients

·         2 cups flour

·         1 1/3 cups rolled oats

·         1 teaspoon baking soda

·         3/4 teaspoon salt

·         1 tsp cinnamon

·         1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

 

·         1 cup sugar

·         2/3 cup brown sugar YOU DON’T USE BROWN SUGAR: 2 tablespoons molasses and 2/3 cups regular sugar

·         2/3 cup Earth Balance butter or canola oiL

·         1 cup canned pumpkin, or cooked pureed pumpkin

·         1 teaspoon vanilla

·         1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

·         1/2 cup golden raisins and/or chocolate chips

Directions

1.       Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two baking sheets with canola oil or Earth Balance.

2.       In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and spices.

3.       In a larger, separate bowl, mix together sugar, oil, molasses/brown sugar, pumpkin and vanilla and flax seeds thoroughly mixed. Slowly add dry ingredients. Fold in raisins or choco chips.

4.       On a baking sheet, drop by rounded table spoons. They won’t spread much so you an leave about an inch between each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 F in the middle of the oven. Once the first batch is done, rotate to the other baking sheet.

5.       When the bottoms are slightly browned, remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Feel free to whip up some icing to top them off!

Bourbon Maple Icing

·         1 tbsp bourbon

·         1 tbsp maple syrup

·         ½ tbsp soy milk

·         Confectioner’s sugar

1.       Mix together until thick by adding more sugar and bits of liquid as you go.

Inspired by: http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/pumpkin-oatmeal-cookies/

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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