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Augh.

I baked vegan cookies for kids at school today, since it's my last day. I think they taste great, because I love that healthy oatmeal/banana taste, but everybody else thinks they taste so lame.

I feel bad! I made them right, and they ARE sweet....just...grr...people don't appreciate the happy, healthy cookie


I actually should have posted this is recipes, but whatever, I'm in a hurry..

Have any of you successful vegan cookie recipes that don't taste [to omnis] like wood??

thanks!

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I have some recipes I use all the time from the book "Simple Treats." They are all vegan, and everyone likes them. For instance, the chocolate chip cookies use a cup of oats, but you put them in a food processor to give them the consistency of coarse flour. Most people never notice the oats. They're sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar. They use barley flour instead of bleached wheat flour. What else...? Those are the main points, I guess. They are still fairly high in carbs, but not refined sugars, and they have zero cholesterol. What they are is delicious, and I have had several non-vegan groups eat them and like them better than regular chocolate chip cookies, so...

Get that book.
 

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They sound great to me too!


But I agree that people often have it in their heads that something cannot be both healthy AND tastey... So, I doubt it was your cookies.... Just people being close minded. Next time, try a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, or something else a tad sinful, that would probably go over better.
 

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I agree, they do sound good.


I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies quite often, and whoever tries them seems to like them. However I think when people think of oatmeal cookies, they tend to think they are healthy and tasteless, but mine are good darn it!
 

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Coxy - please please post the recipe!! I want to try your cookies!

Did you tell them beforehand that they are vegan cookies? That might have something to do with it. They may have already had their mind up in advance that they wouldn't like them since they are "healthy". My daughter (the Anti-Vegan) visually puts up her guard (rolling eyes, scrunched up nose, etc.) if I tell her I made a new veg*n dish..... but if I just put something down in front of her - she scarfs it up without a protest
 

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Is this a serious question: "Why don't kids love my healthy oatmeal banana cookies?" They're kids.

Now if you had asked "Why don't kids love my sugar-coated M&M chocolate-chip cookies?" then you would have a question.
 

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I have noticed that any dessert I make with lots of unhealthy and fattening oils, soy butter, and real sugar are a big hit with the omnis. I get the "hey, these taste just like REAL cookies!" (as if they are really imaginary cookies or something
) But, when I try a nice healthy type of recipe that contains a lighter type of sweetener and no white flour, people find it bland and weird. There could be two reasons for this in my opinion: One, people like what is familiar to them. And two, people on the standard American diet are addicted to refined sugar and flour!

I bet they were tasty.
 

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Sorry, Coxy, but I know I would've been one of the kids who said "Blechh!" I could sense "health-food" from thirty yards, and always ran in the other direction.
Oh, sure Mom, I'd just love some carob cake. Not!


Neither my step-sister or I were allowed any sweets or sodas by our mothers. So what did we spend our free afternoons doing? Collecting discarded soda bottles and turning them in for the deposit, then gorging ourselves on candy! Eventually I outgrew my taste for sweets, but there was no stopping me at the time.

I'm still not really a "health-food vegan." White bread and all that...

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They might not be too terribly healthy, but omnis can't tell them from "normal" cookies!
If I were baking for omnis (or myself), that's the approach I'd take. And include chocolate!
 

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Here is a recipe my kids and DH (who is *very* picky) love.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, ground into a fine meal

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup oil (bland is best)

1/2 cup real maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2-1 cup vegan choclate chips or carob chips

sift together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir in chips. In a seperate bowl, mix together the oil, syrup and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the liquid in, Stir to incorporate wet into dry, do not overmix as this makes a tough cookie. Refigerate dough while heating oven to 350. Drop by tsp-ful onto ungreased cookie sheet, mush slightly as these cookies will not spread. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
 

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Originally posted by Motherofmany

Here is a recipe my kids and DH (who is *very* picky) love.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, ground into a fine meal

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup oil (bland is best)

1/2 cup real maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2-1 cup vegan choclate chips or carob chips

sift together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir in chips. In a seperate bowl, mix together the oil, syrup and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the liquid in, Stir to incorporate wet into dry, do not overmix as this makes a tough cookie. Refigerate dough while heating oven to 350. Drop by tsp-ful onto ungreased cookie sheet, mush slightly as these cookies will not spread. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
This is very similar to the "Simple Treats" recipe I use except theirs uses equal parts Barley flour and milled oats and some of the other proportions are different. I'd never use carob in any cookie I want to be sure people will enjoy.

I know that the "Simple Treats" recipe kicks butt and the one time I had them out for public consumption next to non-vegan chocolate chip cookies, the vegan cookies disappeared much faster.
 
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