I love apples. Always have, always will. Consequently, when I climbed the stairs to my grandparents’ porch and discovered a box full of golden delicious apples, I was thrilled. I was thrilled even more when I found out that the apples were fresh off of my grandpa’s tree in the backyard.
Because I’m too lazy to peel and slice a bunch of apples for apple pie, I decided to make apple cookies. There aren’t too many cookbooks around my grandma’s kitchen, and there aren’t a whole lot of exotic ingredients in her kitchen either, so these cookies are simple. They probably aren’t the most beautiful or amazing cookies ever, but they are good, and they’re easy to make.
I didn’t include the glaze in the recipe card, but it’s really just a few teaspoons of soymilk and some powdered sugar, mixed together with a spoon and drizzled over the cookies. The recipe only makes 1 pan of cookies, which is okay with me because I am trying not to eat too much sugar these days. What’s your favorite apple dessert?
Vegan Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or use whole wheat
- 2/3 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh apple
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- 1/4 cup oil or vegan Earth Balance margarine
- 1/4 cup soymilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients (everything except oil and soymilk).
- Mix oil and soymilk together in measuring cup, then pour into mixing bowl with dry ingredients and stir.
- Use spoons to drop heaping tablespoon sized mounds onto a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges of cookies are slightly browned.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy!
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or refrigerated for up to 5 days.