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Christian Vegetarian Association Presents:
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Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These vegan cookies are delightful during the fall and winter months, when comforting oats and bright cranberries are the accents of the season. Feel free to substitute walnuts for the pecans or add candied ginger for an extra spicy sweet.

For these cookies, stick-variety soy margarines are infinitely superior to tubs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies


•3 cups quick-cooking oats

•1 cup all-purpose flour

•1 cup finely chopped pecans

•1/2 cup shredded coconut

•1/2 t. baking soda

•1/2 t. cinnamon

•1/4 t. salt

•3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Vegan margarine, such as Willow Run

•1/4 cup white granulated sugar

•3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

•1 t. maple extract

•1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt

•1 T. dairy-free soy milk or almond milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, chopped pecans, coconut, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until well mixed. Set aside.

3. In another large mixing bowl, cream the soy margarine and white sugar with an electric hand mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the dark brown sugar and maple extract, and beat for 1-2 minutes more until well combined. Add the soy yogurt and soy milk, and beat until smooth. Add the oat mixture and beat until forming a stiff dough. Drop dough, about 2 T. at a time, on the prepared baking sheet, placing about 2 inches apart from one another.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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