Here’s a little background…
The first time I had a cookie like these was from a dear yogini friend who had brought to Sadhana. I liked them so much I went online and searched for oatmeal vegan recipes and found a very basic oatmeal cookie recipe I knew I could twist to my liking…so I went to work. The outcome was this fabulous recipe which is very easy to put together and tons of fun to have in the process. Every Full Moon Kundalini Meditation on the beach event we go to I like to bring these cookies along …hence the name “Moon Cookies”. Thanks to the yummy ingredients they are a hit wherever I go because they please every palate.
I hope you enjoy baking them as much as I do, and fine-tune them to your palate’s enjoyment if you feel the need. ^_^

Moon Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

– 3/4 cup of vegan margarine (Earth Balance is good)
– 1/2 cup brown sugar (or you can do real maple syrup)
– 1 tea spoon of  vanilla
– 1/2 cup almond milk (note: if after adding the dry ingredients it looks too dry add another 1/4 cup of milk or less,   gradually)
– 1 cup unbleached flour (can use almond flour or cashew flour)
– 1/4 t baking powder
– 1/4 t fresh ginger, finely minced (ginger powder is a good alternative)
– 1/4 t cloves, ground (i prefer to grind w/mortar and pestle just before tossing into the mix)
– 1/2 t cinnamon
– 1/4 t nutmeg
– 3 cups oatmeal
– 1 cup dried cranberries (or 1/2 cranberries and 1/2 raisins)
– 1 cup walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, any nut you like
– 1/4 cup coconut flakes

Preparation:

-Cream together margarine and sugar until smooth
-Add vanilla and milk
-Mix well
-Add flour, baking powder and spices and mix well, then stir in oats, cranberries/raisins, almonds and walnuts
-Spoon 1 1/2 inch balls onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake 10 – 15 min at 350º ..or until done.

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