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Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie
PREHEAT OVEN 350F | 175C LINE half sheet pan or cookie pan with parchment paper or grease.
MIX ALL DRY ingredients in a bowl, breaking up any lumps with a fork. See DIY oat flour info below
ADD WET ingredients to dry; mix well, rest a few minutes so oats and flax can soak up the moisture to form a dough. *Coconut Oil should be melted. You can make your own Cashew milk it is easy with a mild flavour.
ROLL into cookie balls using about 2 level tbsp of dough. If using egg = DROP heaped teaspoons or use mini ice cream scoop. Place on lined sheet pan.
BAKE 20-24 mins in a preheated oven; check after 15mins – every oven is different.
READY when lightly golden and firm to a gentle touch.
COOL on the sheet pan for 10mins then transfer to a cooling rack for 20mins. The cookies will firm as they cool.
SERVE with tea, as a dessert, with peanut butter to dip into for an indulgent treat.
STORE In an airtight container
* DIY Oat flour; in a blender or food processor, blitz 1 cup rolled oats to form a fine (not coarse) “flour” consistency. DIY COMBO – add 1 cup rolled oats + 2 tbsp flaxseeds and grind together into a fine flour,
*DIY Ground flax; 1 cup flax seeds in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Store in fridge or freezer,
FLOUR you can use ½ cup oat flour + ½ cup buckwheat flour to add a real earthiness in flavour. Buckwheat is gluten-free.
*SUGAR for less sweet use ½ cup sugar. ⅔ cup sugar makes for a sweet cookie!
*MELT coconut oil, so it’s in a liquid form not a white solid
*OIL use what you like the flavour of the oil can change the cookies’ flavour so adjust spices and vanilla to taste. Examples of what you can use coconut, sunflower seed, avocado, walnut, macadamia, olive oil, ghee, melted butter.
SWAP Chocolate chips for cacao nibs, currants, raisins, dried blueberries, other dried fruits like apricots cut-up choc chip size.
EGGS if you eat eggs and love eggs then add an egg, the cookies will rise more. You will need to reduce the milk so start with 2 tbsp adding from there until you get a slightly sticky cookie dough consistency.