VGF Recipe: pistachio cherry topped oatmeal raisin cookies!

Because I’m worried my cooking has become stagnant…

I don’t like sweets, but it is important to remember that other people enjoy something sweet now and again.

I also have been obsessed with pistachios in unexpected things lately. (I made roasted asparagus with pistachios for lunch. Try it!)

So, I altered my cookie recipe to be a smidge healthier and added toppings.

Oatmeal raisin cookies, punched up:

  • 1 3/4 cups toasted pecans
  • 2 cups GF oats
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • tea baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 TBS unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 TBS coconut oil
  • tea vanilla bean paste
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Funny thing: I totally forgot the coconut oil and they tasted wonderfully. Scratch it off and enjoy one more serving of guilt-free cookies!

Toast pecans and watch them. I am forever burning nuts and seeds with day dreaminess…

Combine all dry ingredients.

Pulse now-toasted nuts in food processor. Add dry ingredients and mix.

Combine wet ingredients and add to food processor.

Roll about 2 TBS of dough into a ball, place on pan with lined parchment paper and flatten with your thumb.

Leave a big gap between flattened balls (Ahem, I speak from experience here. They spread. A LOT.)

Press any piece of dried fruit and favorite salted nut on top. (I’m not a great proponent of salted nuts, usually, but it works with sweets.)

Bake 350 for 10 minutes. Set a timer. They don’t look done. Two hours later, they don’t look done. Four hours later, the edges taste a little too burned for my taste in cookies. Go figure.

VGF: pistachio cherry oatmeal raisin cookie

VGF: pistachio cherry oatmeal raisin cookie

Enjoy! Happy I thought I totally sucked at making cookies cookies!

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