• Kay's ‪Vegan‬ Midnight Craving Cookies

May 20, 2016

I made applesauce yesterday out of Golden Delicious apples from a friend's orchard in Keremeos and I've been eating it non stop ever since. It's so easy to make (bake/reduce apples, mash & strain) and handy to have on hand as a egg replacement. 45 minutes ago, I started to crave cookies. Here's the quick recipe that shook out of that craving (and had me eating 5 cookies before bed).

Kay's Vegan Midnight Craving Cookies

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Kay's Vegan Midnight Craving Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 + 1/8 c. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp. flax oil
  • 2 tbsp, molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. apple sauce*
  • Sugar for coating
Instructions:
  1. Heat oven to 325° on bake.
  2. Mix first 6 ingredients in one bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream brown sugar, oil, molasses, and apple sauce. Add dry to wet until just combined.
  4. Use cookie scoop to measure out portions into a shallow bowl filled with sugar. Coat cookie ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  5. Cook ~10 mins.
  6. Let rest 2 mins before moving cookies to a cooling rack.
*In the summertime, it's so easy to get amazing local apples and I keep them stocked all season. In fact, I always buy more than we can eat so that when a few them start going soft, I don't feel bad making some quick apple sauce. While you can find many recipes online, I simply quarter a bunch (~2KG) and roast them in the oven for 30-45 minutes. I leave the skins on, but you can peel them for a quick snack while everything is baking. Then I drop the lot into my cast iron cooking pot with a cup of water and a tablespoon of cinnamon (which sometimes I skip depending on the apples). I let it simmer for an hour with the lid off and the reduction makes the perfect apple sauce for baking. Take a potato masher or your immersion hand blender to the reduction if you'd prefer something smoother, but after 2 hours of cooking, a spoon-stir should be enough.