Funky Black Magic Cookies

>> Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Almost sounds like a title Richard would give such a treat. But, no. This quick, vegan recipe is all mine. And it's another favorite from the METHOD archives. What you may not know just from looking at them is that they're extremely healthy cookies -- full of oats, blackberries, walnuts. So healthy, in fact, you may just need to make 'em twice.

(Yes. It looks like a lot of ingredients. But suck it up! Here's to your health!)

What you'll need . . .
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance (or other butter sub.)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/3 cup frozen blackberries

Method . . .
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together Earth Balance (or other butter sub.) and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add applesauce, ginger powder, and orange juice -- beat until well combined.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the wheat pastry flour, cocoa powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet -- mix until well combined.
  6. Add oats 1/2 cup at a time while mixing on low speed.
  7. Mix in crushed walnuts and frozen blackberries. You may wish to run the blackberries through a food processor to make the pieces a bit smaller (or not).
  8. On a baking sheet (preferably prepared with a piece of wax paper) drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes -- rotating pan halfway through.
  10. Cool and enjoy!
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