These basic oatmeal cookies are delicious plain or you can spice them up with any or all of the optional ingredients. *For information on healthy options for oil, sugar, and flour, see the
Vegan Options for Baking page.
PREP 20 min BAKE 10 min TEMP 375° F / 190° C MAKES 12
INGREDIENTS 1/2 c OIL* 1 c SUGAR* 1 EGG SUBSTITUTE 1/2 tsp VANILLA * 3/4 c FLOUR 1/2 tsp BAKING SODA 1/4 tsp SALT 1 1/2 c UNCOOKED OATMEAL OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: 1/2 c RAISINS, 1/2 c PECANS, 1/4 tsp CLOVES, 1/4 tsp GINGER, 1/4 tsp ALLSPICE, 1/4 tsp NUTMEG (Use any or all of these ingredients if you want to.)
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cream the OIL and SUGAR together, add EGG SUBSTITUTE and VANILLA; blend well 2. Whisk the FLOUR, BAKING SODA, SALT and any optional spices together, and add one-third at a time to the oil mixture; mix well 3. Fold in the OATMEAL and mix thoroughly 4. Stir in RAISINS and/or PECANS if you wish 5. Form the dough into balls (about 2 Tbsp for each one) and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes in oven preheated to 375 F.