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Adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, these are like dense, chewy bites of all the best bits of carrot cake! The nuts are optional - I often leave them out (or add toasted sunflower seeds instead!).
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- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, warmed
- 3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/3 cup demerara sugar
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup barley flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup tightly packed fine-shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup large-flake oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup dried kasha
- 1/3 cup diced candied ginger
- 1/2 cup raisins, soaked in hot water and drained
- 1/2 cup gogi berries, soaked in hot water and drained
- 1In a large bowl, beat together the "milk", flax, oils, maple syrup, sugars, fresh ginger and vanilla. Set aside.
- 2In another bowl, whisk together the flours, wheat germ, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and sea salt.
- 3Stir into the above mixture, then fold in the carrots, oats, coconut, nuts (if using), candied ginger, raisins and gogi berries.
- 4Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.
- 5Preheat oven to 350F and line three baking sheets with parchment. Flatten into thick discs with the palm of your hand.
- 6Form fairly large balls of dough and place onto the sheets 2" apart.
- 7Bake 5 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, then move to the bottom rack and back 10 minutes longer.
- 8Cool completely on the sheets.
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Nutritional Facts for So Much More Than Carrot Cake Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (42 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 159.2
- Calories from Fat 55
- Total Fat 6.2 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 42.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 11.8 g
- Protein 2.8 g
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