for chocolate lovers who don't want all the guilt

for chocolate lovers who don't want all the guilt

Until recently, Sarah was my neighbor who brought over her vegan baked creations.  One day she came over with these super chocolately, hearty cookies.   “Sarah,” I mumbled through a mouthful of cookeis, “can I have the recipe?”  Now Sarah is exploring Italy, I wonder what delicious creations she will come up with there….

Sarah’s Vegan Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup wheat flour

1 1/2 cup oats

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 baking powder

pinch of salt

as much cinnamon as you want

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup soy milk

1/2 canola oil

zest of an orange (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2.  Mix first six ingredients in a bowl.  Mix the remaining ingredients in another bowl.

3.  Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture until everything is combined.

4.  Drop golfball sized portions onto an ungreased cookie sheet leaving a couple inches in between.  The dough will be wet and sticky, but don’t worry.

5.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, turning sheets halfway through.  Make sure not to overbake, then the cookies get too dry.  Err on the side of underdone because they keep cooking when you take them out. (try 9 minutes)

6.  Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!