Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck!
I made you cookies!
Lots and lots of cookies. Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies to be exact.
If I bring a dessert to a potluck, I usually always bring cookies, especially if I know there are going to be other desserts. Why, you ask? Well, I may just be speaking for myself, but cookies are the kind of dessert that you can grab and nibble on before or after the other main dessert (like pie or cupcakes) and not feel all that guilty about it. Cookies are also the perfect party food because they’re portable and you can take a couple and go and chat with your friends. With pie, you generally always have to have a plate and fork and it’s hard (yes- this is my definition of hard) to hold a conversation while eating pie.
These cookies, in particular, I know are very popular with crowds. I recently baked about 5 batches for a bake sale and they went over pretty well. And people didn’t even realize they were healthy(ish) or vegan! But really- who doesn’t love the concept of chocolate and cherries mixed into chewy oatmeal cookies?
So grab one or five of these delicious treats and go chat with your friends. They’ll tide you over until you have your real dessert.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- Preheat the oven to 350. LIne 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar and allow to curdle for about 5-10 minutes (becoming "buttermilk").
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, mix together together the canola oil and coconut sugar. Add the buttermilk, applesauce, maple syrup, flaxmeal, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop the cookie dough in heaping spoonfuls onto the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling racks. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!
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Photography by Chris Miller
Yum. It's late and I want one of these right now. So fun seeing my favorite bloggers also participating in the VVP! Love it! Thanks for a great new recipe.
I love your tasty looking cookies! I also, am a big fan of coconut sugar! Yummy!
I am happy that you are the blog, further then me! You have a cool blog here!
Your photography looks gorgeous as always! I thought I saw something similar to Kathy's recipe today, but those vegan oatmeal & cherry & chocolate chip cookies look so tasty!
Happy Virtual Vegan Potluck 3.0 Day x
♡ rika, vegan miam
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That first pictures is to die for.. i think i might end up munching on these through the potluck and eat only bites of everything else to keep space in mah tummy for more cookies!
Can I have these to go please :p
Those are some scrumptious looking cookies! I wish there was a plate of them next to me right now!
Ooh, these look amazing! I agree, cookies are the perfect pot luck dessert, can't wait to try these.
Ooooh!!! I'm so making these! Luv cherry and chocolate together.
Now that's an oatmeal cookie worth diet cheat for!!
Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen
Great job, Kristy! These look gorgeous. I ALMOST contributed cherry chocolate cookies but hadn't perfected it yet so went with savory turnovers instead. Good thing, I don't think mine would have been as good as yours! Happy VVP!
I agree w/ your Potluck strategy! Bring LOTS of cookies! Portable, travel well and they're small and cute. These look especially moist and packed w/ flavor - thank you so much, Kristy!
Shannon @ moveeatcreate.com
Delicious! I love cherries and chocolate (but who doesn't, right?)
Gabby @ the veggie nook
I always bring cookies to potlucks too! They are just so portable and everyone always seems to appreciate how easy they are to eat 😉 Perfect strategy! Plus the flavour of these sound unreal!
Happy potluck my dear 🙂
These look SO delicious Kristy! I love them 🙂
what lovely photos, and they look delicious too!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
These look wonderful! Just saw them on Tasteologie! I randomly just posted healthy cookies today too. Yours are making me hungry!
i always bring cookies, too! these look great, and pretty healthy! i love the cherries in there 😉
These cookies look amazing! I will be making these soon!
I almost always bring cookies too because they are just so travel friendly. These cookies look delicious, I couldn't pass them up at a bake sale!
Well of course they sold well at the bake sale! Those are some awesome looking cookies!... I like taking cookies to food events too, for all the same reasons you mentioned. Plus, who doesn't love a cookie?... I'll take two, thanks 🙂
Yeah! I finally made it, I've been surfing through the potluck one blog at a time and was waiting to see this! Those look like super yummy healthy, "I could eat them for breakfast or instead of a granola bar" type of cookie. Love you girl! xx
Chocolate and cherries are a favorite combo of mine! I would seriously like to chow down on those cookies right about now 🙂
Lovely cookies + beautiful photos!
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This is torture looking at all the photos of the cookies. They look so yummy!
Thank you for the recipe.
Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)
These cookies sound wonderful. I love your photos, too! 🙂
Crazy cookie goodness- these look so good Kristy! I totally agree, cookies are definitely the practice run before you get to "actual" dessert 🙂
Keely @ Gormandize
Yum these look gorgeous, I would be coming back for more from this plate!
They look good, but were a little too cakey for me. Made couple of substitutions, so maybe they would have turned out better if I followed the recipe.
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I almost always bring cookies too because they are just so travel friendly. These cookies look delicious, I couldn’t pass them up at a bake sale!