Eggless, Dairyless, Oatmeal Cookies

My kids don’t get sweets and treats very often, but every so often we make cookies.

I have not found too many cookie recipes that I like which are eggless and dairyless. I went on a search today to find a new cookie recipe to try out this afternoon. I found a really simple recipe which sounds like it might be yummy.

Oatmeal Cookies

Here is what I did to the recipe:

  • 3/4 cup Fleischman’s unsalted margarine
  • 3/4 cup lard
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

I mixed the wet ingredients with the mixer. I mixed the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mixed it with a spoon. Then I mixed the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

I did not flatten the first batch of cookies because I thought they would spread on their own (wrong assumption – we had oatmeal cookie balls). The second batch, I flattened with a fork and they turned out better.

I did notice that the original recipe called for 1/2 a cup of white sugar – which double would have meant another cup of sugar – which might have added to the taste. I do not like sweet cookies, but these needed just a little more sweetness.

I eliminated the vanilla only because I did not have any (I love vanilla).

The oven was set at 350 for 12 minutes and the cookies came out done right on the nose.

The recipe (above) made 30-40 average size cookies.

My Thoughts: The cookies were good. The kids loved them. I prefer a more chewy cookie and these were on the dry side and more cake like. I was thinking of adding more brown sugar and more fat to see what happens. They held together really well, but didn’t look all that appetizing and were kind of boring to me.

Do you have a favorite egg free and dairy free cookie recipe? I would love to check it out.