I got a hold of some of my late grandma’s recipe cards a few months ago and I sifted through them to decide which ones I wanted to make an attempt at re-creating.
Finally! I got to make one of the recipes (and it turned out to be a huge success)!
If you look closely at this recipe card here, you can see that grandma labeled this recipe “good”… I would label it ‘very good”. Also noted is that she originally heard this recipe on the radio – WADM radio, it looks like. ((could you IMAGINE hearing a recipe on the radio?!?!)) Unfortunately, there was no date on this recipe – I can only imagine how long ago she wrote out this recipe card.
Now I did not follow grandma’s recipe to a T. I made a few substitutions to make this recipe vegan, more healthy, and all-around more tasty. I took out the egg and replaced it with a flax egg (I learned how to make a flax egg from The Post Punk Kitchen), I replaced the white flour with whole wheat flour (could you possibly use gluten-free flour??), I used Earth Balance instead of butter or traditional margarine, and I used raw turbinado sugar and coconut sugar instead of white sugar and brown sugar…. plus, I used homemade applesauce and homemade apple butter.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup Earth Balance vegan butter, softened
- ½ cup raw turbinado sugar
- ½ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 flax egg* or egg
- 1 cup applesauce** and/or apple butter OR 3-4 apples
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips OR raisins (optional)
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, blend together the sugar and butter then combine this mixture with the flour mixture.
- Add the egg or flax egg, applesauce, rolled oats, nuts, chocolate chips and/or raisins.
What I like most about these cookies is how moist and chewy they are, I really don’t enjoy dry, crunchy cookies. Thanks Grandma for the awesome recipe!