Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies- Yummy!

Every year, my Mom and I get invited to a cookie party by a family friend around the holidays. I enjoy decorating cookies, sipping on holiday drinks, and chatting. This is the fourth year that I have attended the party and every year I have made vegan cookies.

All of the recipes are consolidated into one recipe book and are handed out to the guests. My recipe titles always state that the cookies I make are vegan (such as Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies). I want people to know that you do not have to use animal products to make a yummy cookie.

At the end of the party, each guest can take cookies home. One year I received an email from someone telling me that her husband thought my oatmeal raisin cookies were the best he ever had. My cookies always get positive comments from other guests. That just proves to me that a cookie does not need to contain eggs and butter to be yummy!

Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from a recipe on
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup organic natural sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats or oatmeal
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Cream together the margarine and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla and soy milk and mix well.

Add flour, baking soda and spices until well mixed, then stir in oats and cranberries.

Spoon 1 1/2 inch balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until done.


Sarah said...

They look very yummy...and sustainable! thanks for sharing the recipe Amanda. Hope you're having a wonderful first week of December!

affectioknit said...

Those look so yummy - I'm definitely making some!

VeggieAmanda said...

Thanks to both of you! Feel free to play around with the spices. Your house will smell lovely when the cookies are baking! I hope you both are having a wonderful first week of December as well!

Jim Penny said...

Minor note: Vegan should be the first adjective in the title of the cookie.

Major note: They are NOT Ranger Cookies. They are, however, close. Very close. Dangerously close. To that end, they are close to what I would fight for. Watch out.

Middlin note: Where's my batch?

VeggieAmanda said...

I did not come up with the title of the recipe. I took the recipe from and modified it a little. I guess I could give it a new title. Would you like me to make a batch for your upcoming Birthday?

jk said...

I think the idea of a spiced vegan is hilarious :)

Dilip said...

The cookies look delicious!

Connie said...

I must make these!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Peace & Love.

VeggieAmanda said...

Hi Connie- you will have to tell me how they turn out for you and if you like them. :)