Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cootie's Coconut Cookies

Savanah and I have been looking for a good cookie recipe. We have never been able to get them just right. To flat, no taste...the list goes on. So we just about had given up on a good cookie recipe. Until now. I bought Savanah the book, 'How it all Vegan' and I have been browsing through it since Christmas. Well, Savanah being the sweet toothed one in the bunch went straight for the dessert section. Well low and behold we find a vegan cookie that we have all the ingredients to bake with. That is usually why we chose a wing-it recipe.

You have got to try these puppies. they are, bar none the best darned cookie I have ever eaten. Not too sweet, healthy(In comparison to what you are able to buy), we can pronounce all the ingredients in our recipe. Need I say more?

2 bananas, mashed
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup sweetener
1/2 cup oil
3 t coconut or soy milk (we used almond milk)
1 cup flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats flakes
1 cup coconut, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a blender or food processor, blend together the mashed bananas vanilla, sweetener oil, and milk. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir in the oat flakes and then fold in the banana mixture, stirring well. Mix in the shredded coconut. Scoop spoon-sized portions onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 large or 24 small cookies.

Who knew vegan cooking could be so easy and transitional?!


Chef Chuck said...

Coconut is one of my favorites!
Does the banana give you a moist cookie? This is nice for you both to find a great recipe! Enjoy,Chuck

River said...

What a great gift! The cookies sound delicious, I am a big fan of anything coconut!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

The Cooking Lady said...

And yes Chuck it does give it a moist yet firm cookie. And River, I totally forgot you are a coconut nut.

Simple and easy. Please make these folks, they are well worth

Permission to Mother said...

Thanks for the CCC treats you brought me. :)