Recipe: Nutty Date Cookies

Summary: Makes 24 cookies Nutty-Date-Cookies-620x387

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted dates, packed 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup soymilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup walnut halves (3.5 oz/100 g)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. In a small saucepan with a lid, bring the dates and water to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until dates are soft.
  3. Remove from heat and mash. (A potato masher works well for this).
  4. In a large bowl, combine oil, vanilla, soymilk, lemon juice, ground flax and mashed dates. In a bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, mix the flour, baking powder, soda and salt well.
  5. Pour these dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir to mix (do not over-stir). Fold in the walnuts. Drop by tablespoonful onto an oiled cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack or on the pan.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Cooking time: 20-25 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Copyright © Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis in Becoming Vegetarian and The New Becoming Vegetarian

 

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