Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies

I veganized the recipe for Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies in the May 2008 issue of Family Fun the other night.  The cookies came out great and they were super easy to make.
Vegan Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies
  • 1 orange for zesting
  • 1 Earth Balance Buttery Stick (½ cup), softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached or whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons soy, rice, oat, or nut milk (whatever you have on hand)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup very finely chopped pecans
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, using dabs of vegan butter or shortening to hold the corners of the paper in place.
  2. Finely grate the orange until you have ½ teaspoon of zest.  Cream the Earth Balance and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in the flour, salt, and milk all at once, then add the vanilla extract and orange zest and blend for about 30 seconds more.  Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oats and pecans.
  3. Scoop and gently shape the dough into 1-inch balls - each about a rounded teaspoon.  Place the balls on the sheet, leaving approximately 3 inches between them.
  4. Bake the cookies on the center oven rack until they are bubbly and the edges have started to turn a dark golden color, about 9 minutes.  Transfer the cookie sheet to a wire rack and let it cool for 2 minutes
  5. Carefully lift the sides of the parchment paper and transfer the cookies to a counter top.  Let them cool for about 5 minutes before gently placing them on a serving plate.  In the meantime, line another baking sheet with parchment for the second batch (or let the first baking sheet cool to room temperature, then line it with fresh parchment).  Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
NOTE:  These cookies, like all lace cookies, are very fragile and much easier to eat when allowed to cool.


jessy said...

i am going to have to make these! pecans & oats - mmmmmm! they look sooooooo fantastical!

Marni said...

Hi Jessy!

They're delish! They were gone so fast. :)