Spiced Oatmeal Cookies with a Chocolate Thumbprint

I really like spiced oatmeal and raisin cookies, but my children have an aversion to raisins. As I’ve mentioned before, they were one of the very few easy, safe and reliable snacks when they were toddlers and so I think they just had them too often at a young age. A raisin overload. They do, on the other hand, love chocolate so in this version I left out the squishy raisins and added a chocolate thumbprint instead. Genius! They now love oatmeal cookies too.

Spiced Oatmeal Cookies with a Chocolate ThumbprintΒ (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes about 20

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free spread
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • Pinch mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup apple purΓ©e mixed with 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps oat milk (such as Oatly)
  • 1 large bar of dairy-free chocolate, chopped into even sized chunks

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment

– Cream together the spread and sugars. Add the apple puree, oat milk and spices and combine well.

– Sift in the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Mix.

– Stir in the oats. The dough will be fairly sticky.

– Roll into even sized balls and place well apart on the cookie sheets. Press a small cube of chocolate onto the top of each.

– Bake for, until golden.

– Cool briefly on the cookie sheets before moving to a wire rack.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

8 thoughts on “Spiced Oatmeal Cookies with a Chocolate Thumbprint

  1. It’s been my experience that many people seem to have an aversion to raisins. Though I can’t imagine why… Your cookies sound delicious! I can see how they could make oatmeal cookie converts out of your girls πŸ™‚

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