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Vegan cookies!!!

I like the idea of having a vegan dessert recipe up my sleeve, you know, in case any vegans come to visit. This recipe was reprinted in a back issue of Mothering magazine that I was reading and so I gave it a shot. My husband finds them "different" and "all right"; I really, really like them. It's probably the molasses taste that I like more than he does.  The dough is slightly crumbly, and they don't spread much (at all) on the cookie sheet.

Oatmeal Cookies

from Healthy Eating for Life for Children, by Amy Lanou, PhD

1 cup unbleached or whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar or other sweetener
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup fortified soy or rice milk
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
In separate bowl, mix sugar, oil, molasses, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour mixture, rolled oats, milk, raisins, and walnuts. Mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonsful onto an oil-sprayed cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake until light brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cook and store in an airtight container.

Makes 30 cookies

Nutritional analysis, per cookie, with walnuts/without walnuts:
Calories: 91/78
total fat 4 gm/3gm
protein 2 gm/1gm
fiber 1 gm/1 gm
carbs 13 gm/13 gm
sodium 41 mg/40 mg