RECIPE ~ Oatmeal Cookies

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 minBAKE 10 minTEMP 375° F / 190° CMAKES 12
INGREDIENTS
1/2 c OIL*1 c SUGAR*
1 EGG SUBSTITUTE1/2 tsp VANILLA
3/4 c FLOUR*1/2 tsp BAKING SODA
1/4 tsp SALT1 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.