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Monday, June 7, 2010
Oatmeal "Wookie" Cookies
I discovered this cookie recipe behind the lid of a Quaker quick oats tumbler during the first year of my marriage. But it's only recently that its clever title was acquired...
While savoring a warm-from-the-oven dozen with me and Jordan, my mother reported that the dessert was soft and chewy... Chewie??? We looked at each other, laughed, and it all came together in an instant... I guess we all had Star Wars on the brain! Chewie, the nick-name of large, furry character, Chewbacca, is a member of a race of creatures called Wookies. And obviously, "Wookie" rhymes with "cookie"... Before we knew it, the three of us had transformed a batch of seemingly ordinary baking into something even Han Solo could be proud of! :)
An old-fashioned delight with a space-age twist--what fun! As a fan of oatmeal cookies and all things Star Wars, I affectionately recommend you these tasty morsels! And if, perhaps, you're not into science fiction, that's okay. Call this treat what ever you like, just so long as you give it a try! I modified the ingredients a little to make everything vegan-worthy. But not to worry--they're still easy to bake and taste delicious! I even think a big brown hairy space pilot "long ago, in a galaxy far far away..." might take a liking to them as well! :D
Oatmeal "Wookie" Cookies Makes about 3 dozen.
1 cup Earth Balance spread
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
2-3 Tbsp dairy-free milk or 2 bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt (or 1 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats, dry (quick or old fashioned)
1/2 cup raisins or vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Just a note: for a thicker cookie, as pictured above, cut the milk requirement. Begin by beating together the spread, sugars, milk, vanilla, and salt. In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, oats, and raisins. Combine the two bowls well. Roll dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan for 3 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Enjoy!
I married my wonderful Jordan in November 2003. We have no children. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a vegan. I love hearts and rainbows. I love to smell beautiful blooming flowers. I love to read about investing and healthy living. I love to play Nintendo (on both old and new game systems). I love to eat (especially fresh garden tomatoes.) I love to exercise. I love to organize. I love to smile. I love to laugh. I love to sing. When I was two years old, my mother wrote of me, "She has gobs of rhythm and likes to jive." (updated Feb. 2014)