This is a recipe from the Planet Organic Cookbook. I recently got a job as a baker at Planet Organic Market and these are cookies we make every day. They’re really popular and delicious. They are a healthy cookie…not in a “low fat, low flavour” kind of way…but a “filled with delicious seeds and fruit” kind of way. Made with spelt flour and an array of delicious things, these cookies are amazing !! From Planet Organic: Cosmic Cookies
I used part raisins and part dried cranberries and they turned out great. This makes a big batch so you might want to half it, or at least make room in your freezer.
These are a soft, chewy and healthIER alternative to other oatmeal spice cookies. Spelt flour gives them the wholesome taste, as well as using apple sauce instead of oil. If you have a cookie scoop, now is the time to use it because this is a very sticky dough. I soaked my raisins in warm water while I mixed the other ingredients to moisten them and separate them. Nutmeg is optional but I put it in the ingredient list because lots of people like it. I didn’t use it because I don’t like nutmeg, but knock yourself out if you’re a fan.
Oatmeal Spice Cookies
1/3 cup soy milk
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup spelt flour
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)
¾ tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 ¼ cup quick oats
½ cup of raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. (or not, if you want a slightly crisper bottom)
Combine soy milk, flax seeds, sugars and apple suace and mix well.
Add vanilla extract.
Sift in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and mix.
Fold in quick oats and raisins.
Scoop the dough by tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack.