It was when I was baking these for the second or third time that I realized they were actually Vegan cookies. No egg. No milk. I was actually going for frugal, but sometimes, you get two for one.
These cookies are stirred. No mixer to dirty. That's another plus in my book. I love one bowl, one spoon cookies. Not that I do the dishes much in my house. There are four boys that get to share that chore most of the time. They appreciated the small pile of dishes.
Poor Man's Cookies:
This recipe has no eggs, milk or nuts.
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (or margarine) melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl, combine oats, sugars, flour and salt. Combine soda and water; stir into oats along with shortening and vanilla. Roll into walnut sized balls. Place on greased cookie sheets and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven; allow to stand 2 minutes on the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool. Tweet