Crispy Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

December 6, 2012 11:14 by kelly

3 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white whole wheat flour

3/4 cup vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance organic), melted

1/4 cup corn starch
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda

In a large bowl, combine all but the last two ingredients. In a smaller bowl combine the baking soda & water, then add to the rest of the ingredients, stir well. Cover & put in the freezer for 1/2 - 1 hour (until dough is stiff). Preheat your oven to 375F & cover a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper. Spoon out frozen dough into small balls and press down slightly - cookies will flatten quite a bit while cooking. Bake for ~10 minutes until flattened & lightly browned. As they cool, they will flatten a bit more. Edges will be crispy and the center is soft - perfection! (makes 3 - 4 doz cookies, depending on size)

Serve with your favorite cup of tea and enjoy! 

Craving a Snack... or a Puzzle!

November 13, 2012 11:33 by kelly

A puzzle or a snack? At it is possible to have both! 

For when you like your roast beef with your chocolate:

Snack Stack - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok


Or, if you prefer mac & cheese (cooked or uncooked, your choice - it's double-sided!).

Two Sided Macaroni & Cheese - 108pc Jigsaw Puzzle


Perhaps your tastes are a bit more refined; instead of mac you prefer wine with your cheese:

French Flavors - 1,500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Castorland


Or... you could always skip the cheese altogether:

Wine Gallery - 1,000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Piatnik


And finally, my personal favorite. (What can I say? I'm a vegan!)

Colorful Fruit - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok


Bon Appétit!