Monday, June 7, 2010
Chewie, the nick-name of the large, furry character, Chewbacca from Star Wars, is a member of the alien race called Wookies. And "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!
Starting with a Quaker Oats cookie recipe, I modified the ingredients a little to make everything vegan, even fat-free: no added oils! 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! :D
Oatmeal "Wookie" Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen.
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
2 mashed bananas or Ener-G egg replacer for 2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white flour or whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats, dry (quick or old fashioned)
1 cup raisins or vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Note: If you use whole wheat flour you will probably need to add 2 Tbsp of water or plant milk. Begin by beating together the sugars, banana/egg replacer, vanilla, and salt. In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, oats, and raisins. Combine all ingredients. Roll dough into small balls and place on a greased or 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!