Sunday, August 28, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies

This morning I baked vegan oatmeal cookies as the cats strolled about on the table and jumped up on the stove. It wasn't even light out yet, and I was wearing my new fleece pajamas, and the house was all lamp-lit and golden and cozy. I love waking up really early because I feel like I'm "stealing" time, getting a little extra, and I always have the hope of seeing something neat in the gloaming--a deer feeding, maybe, or a fox slinking by under the pindo palms; early risers are privy to certain secret goings-on. Anyway, it was a great morning. I had cookies and Coke for breakfast, and I dined on the floor.

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies


2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup shortening
1/3 cup almond milk
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar


Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and oatmeal. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter. Mix in almond milk and brown sugar. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees for eight to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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