Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vegan Applesauce Cookies or Biscuits

On rainy days we bake; the other day, I suggested the idea and Noodle said he wanted to bake 'apple cookies'. Hmmmm.... I've never done apple cookies, but it sounded like a good blog post so off we were!

These were good but they're more like a cookie biscuit type thing. A gal at work thought they tasted like a muffin top; not the kind you see atop my jeans, the actual top of a muffin. I do agree with her and this is a good thing because you could easily serve these for breakfast with banannas or some other fruit, or with ice cream. Me likey (and Noodle and Honey likey too!)

1 1/2 cup Earth Balance
2 cups sugar
2 tsp egg replacer
2 Tablespoons soy milk
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour (or all purpose)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 1/2 cup applesauce (preferrably homemade)
Parchment paper

In a small bowl, combine egg replacer and soy milk and 'whip' with a fork until well blended.

In your Kitchenaid (or with a mixer) mix butter and sugar. When well combined, add egg replacer/soy combo and mix again.

In a separate bowl, combine all your dry ingredients and stir together.

To your wet ingredients, alternately add dry ingredients and applesauce. Dry, applesauce, dry, applesauce, until everything is added.

Once well combined, spoon out onto 12-15 inch long pieces of parchment paper. Spoon the dough lengthwise and then roll so it forms into a long dough log. Repeat with all dough (I ended up with three long parchment 'rolls')

Put in refrigerator for at least an hour, but I left mine overnight.

Once chilled:
Preheat oven to 375

Unroll your first parchment 'log' and slice in 1/4 or a little larger slices. You should have nice little rounds. Arrange on cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes depending on your oven.

My timing ended up to be 11 to 12 minutes and you do want them to be 'done'. This is not an ooey gooey cookie dough type thing. One of my batches was like that and they were no good.

They're great warm out of the oven, with vanilla soy delicious ice cream or with bananna slices in the morning!

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