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Monday, June 6, 2011

Buckwheat Raisin Cookies


One of my favorite cookies has always been Oatmeal Raisin, and I've always added chocolate chips to the cookie dough (because life is better with chocolate!). I don't use oats anymore, preferring to use uncooked buckwheat hot cereal in its place (it has more character and a nifty crispy crunch), but you can use a cup to a cup and a half of gluten-free oats instead if you like. I've also cut way down on the sugar (traditional recipes call for at least twice the amount of sugar, which in my humble opinion makes the cookies far too sweet). These cookies are not vegan because of the honey, but maple syrup, agave syrup or brown rice syrup would be good vegan alternatives!

2 cups GF flour blend (I used this one)
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum, if desired
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup uncooked buckwheat hot cereal
generous 1/2 cup raisins
generous 1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through the salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil through the vanilla for one minute until smooth (it should look a little like caramel). Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until well-combined. Stir in the buckwheat, raisins and chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a minute, then remove the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Makes about 2 dozen.

2 comments:

Ina said...

These look fabulous! Back in the day Oatmeal raisin were my favorite too and I also added chocolate chips! I just made a new batch myself - but will definitely have to try these!

Erin said...

Raisins and chocolate just go together! :)