Thursday’s Dish: The Winning Original Cookie Recipe

The winner of the LiveMom Great Bake Off is Alicia Maxwell! Congratulations, Alicia, for coming up with the best original cookie recipe. Alicia won an hour-long massage from Sara Ballard and a $25 gift card to HEB!!

If you would like to come by Ruta Maya tomorrow from 7:00-8:30pm to try out the winning recipe, we will have some waiting for you… as long as the weather permits. If we need to cancel due to bad weather, I will post an update here, on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for everyone’s participation. Looking forward to tasting all of the delicious cookies tomorrow night. If you would like more information about the cookie swap, click here.

Vegan Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oats
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (I like the dark chocolate ones)
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
about 1/4 tsp zest of an orange (one clementine is just the right amount)
5 TBS almond butter
2 TBS vegetable oilAdvertisement5 TBS soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with Pam or use a silpat.
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.  Add the oats, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds and orange zest.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, soymilk, vanilla and almond butter until smooth.  Add the brown sugar and mix until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well with a big spoon or spatula.  At the end I get my hands in there to do the mixing.
The dough is pretty sticky, so it helps to put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes before putting it onto the cookie sheet.
Scoop out between 1 and 2 TBS dough per cookie and roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet.  Flatten slightly with your hand onto the cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and leave on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.  Then remove cookies to cooling rack to continue cooling.

Makes between 2 and 3 dozen depending on how big you make them.

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4 Comments on Thursday’s Dish: The Winning Original Cookie Recipe

  1. Yay, Alicia! This girl isn’t just capable of making delectable vegan treats, she also makes a mean quiche! And she’s the sweetest to boot!

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