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Vegan MoFo 2013:6 Guest Blogger Katie Sherrod’s Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Published September 6, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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Hello fellow Mofo-ers and readers! Please join me in welcoming my friend, co-worker, and my very first guest blogger, Katie Sherrod to Cameraphone Vegan, as well as to the vegan internet family. She’s just recently decided to do a serious attempt at switching to a plant based diet, which she’ll tell you a bit more about below. She surprised me on Tuesday with a very generous helping of these delicious cookies, and I thought you all might enjoy them as much as everyone in our radiation therapy department did!

She also gave me a welcome break from blogging for the night so we could just hit Taco Bell, and then the roller rink! 😉

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I was flattered that Ty wanted to have me as a guest blogger today. I call myself a wanna be vegan that is on the right path, but with many obstacles all at the same time. My goal is to be a HEALTHY Vegan not a vitamin lacking junk food Vegan. Some of my obstacles include not having support from my meat, dairy, junk food, eating husband and kids. My husband’s motto is you only live once, just eat what you like, I’m sure there is something bad about every food, etc. This is also the same man that eats chips in bed and has McDonald’s probably twice a day while not gaining a pound.

My entire family is painfully picky too (myself included). Dinner usually consists of a piece of meat, corn or plain salad, and rice or some kind of white bread (no veggies really, no whole wheat bread, no brown rice, no Quinoa, etc). It’s pretty pathetic! Over the past month I have really focused on cutting many things out of my diet. I used to get a Venti 10 pump sugar free vanilla latte EVERY morning and then drink diet cherry pepsi the rest of the day. I’m proud to say I have NOT had a latte or a soda in at least 2 months now. I have been reading more, finding recipes on pinterest, and talking a lot with Ty in attempt to educate myself further, and continue on my path to being healthier than ever. Over the past couple of weeks I have also been doing a lot more cooking (I’m not a great cook either lol) and eating Vegan. I will admit, I would LOVE to lose about 10 pounds too and am hopeful this will help me reach that goal.

This past weekend was my son’s 11th Birthday, and I didn’t want to feel left out and not able to eat a sweet treat too, so I took a recipe of a cookie that I love and made it Vegan. These cookies are by far the BEST cookies I have ever eaten!! Shamefully, I probably ate at least 2 dozen this past week. My next goal is to try to tweak the recipe a bit more to see if I can cut down on the sugar and oil components without losing the fabulous taste these bad boys have. I let some co-workers sample them and they too loved them and were shocked when I told them that they were Vegan. So, without further ado here is my recipe 🙂 .

Katie’s Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. vegan butter (earth balance)
1 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp. ground flax seed + 6 tbsp. hot water, whisked)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. of oats (any kind)
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut (she used sweetened)

Directions: You can follow the directions from the original recipe here!

You can see more of Katie’s favorite things, including vegan recipes on her pinterest page! Thanks for sharing, Katie!

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Coconutty Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Published April 7, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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I had been wanting to make chocolate chip cookies for some time now. When this month’s VeganCuts box arrived with Beyond Eggs egg replacer in it, I figured I’d have to just to try it out. These lovely cookies get their mild coconut flavor from the unrefined coconut oil I used, but you can certainly switch out the oil if you’re not into coconut. They do make the house smell heavenly! I used all white whole wheat flour, but I think any old flour will do… gluten free, all-purpose, etc.

Coconutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 18 cookies

3 tbsp. water + 1.5 tbsp. Beyond Eggs replacer (or 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds)
1.5 tsp. vanilla extract

1 3/4 c. white whole wheat flour (or your preferred mix)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt (I may use 1/2 tsp. next time)

1/2  c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. coconut oil,  preferably liquid

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 375*F. Whisk beyond eggs and water. Stir in vanilla extract, and set aside.

2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream sugars and coconut oil. Whisk in egg  substitute and vanilla mixture until well combined.

4. Mix wet ingredients into dry. Mix in chocolate chips.

5. Dough may be crumbly, depending on the consistency of your coconut oil, but they’ll bake up just fine! Take about a tablespoon at a time, and shape into discs, leaving an inch or so between them, about 9 to a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, and let cool.

My coconut oil was the consistency of softened butter.

My coconut oil was the consistency of shortening or softened butter.

Sifted ingredients.

Sifted ingredients.

Wet ingredients.

Wet ingredients.

Crumbly texture due to my coconut oil not being liquid temp.

Crumbly texture due to my coconut oil not being liquid temp.

2nd batch done!

2nd batch done!

Trader Joe’s – Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Published December 11, 2012 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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A LOT of people have been checking out my veganized version of the $100 Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Crunch Cake that I made last year. But I’m sharing this little secret with you… these little cookies give you all the Christmas feeling of that cake, and you can dunk them in almond milk too. Also, already assembled!

They’re addictive and yummy, and following my holiday trend of chocolate sandwich cookie loving this year. 🙂

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Published July 21, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party


i’ve been promising my work partner that i’d make some vegan oatmeal raisin cookies for us to snack on for some time now. patients generally bring in non-vegan junk, and a LOT of [non-vegan] chocolate. but we both prefer oatmeal raisins to chocolate chips anyway. this recipe is my adaptation from quick and easy vegan comfort food’s.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 c. non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
1/4 c. vegan butter
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce

1/4 c. non-dairy milk, i used almond
1 tsp. vanilla extract, omitted b/c my almond milk was vanilla’d already : )
1 1/2 c. quick oats

1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 c. raw pumpkin seeds

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350*F and prepare baking sheets.

2. Cream together shortening, butter, sugars and applesauce with mixer. Add milk and vanilla, and then oats, stir until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl combine flours, baking powder and soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture in 3 or 4 additions. Fold in raisins and pumpkin seeds.

4. Using a 1.5″ cookie scoop or forming into balls, place about 2″ apart on prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake 12-13 minutes, and let cool on cooling racks. When they come out of the oven they will be puffed up, but once they hit the cooler air they will flatten out. Enjoy!

This made 32 yummy cookies.

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