Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Dairy Free. Vegan.

Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Each month, I eagerly anticipate the delivery of The Vegan Kind subscription box. I love the diversity of products included in the boxes. There’s usually a sweet treat (this month we were spoilt with two high quality chocolate treats), a savoury snack, as well as a fab new vegan beauty, toiletry or cleaning product. In addition to these goodies, I always get very excited when I see ingredients in a box. My brain immediately starts whizzing with new recipe ideas and I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and start creating. TVK18 This month we received a package of Coconom ginger coconut sugar. I’ve mentioned in previous posts how much I love coconut sugar and though I use it all the time, I’d never tried this particular sugar before. It’s infused with real ginger and tastes amazing! My family are huge ginger fans so this product was spot on for us. Coconom Coconut Sugar As soon as I spied the sugar, a recipe sprung to mind that I knew it would be perfect for – Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I often make these cookies as they’re a family favourite, but this week I decided to add an extra dimension of flavour by adding in some orange zest. Not only did they taste delicious, but they smelt wonderful too. As they baked, the kitchen was filled with the most beautiful orange aroma. Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies These cookies got a big thumbs up from the family and my Tuesday night study class. I’ve already baked four batches this week and I’ve still got plenty of ginger coconut sugar left for more recipe experimenting. Next up, I’ve got my eye on The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Banana Ginger Butterscotch Muffin recipe (featured on the TVK recipe card). They sound really yummy! [print_this] Makes 9-10 cookies Hands on time: 20 minutes    Cooking time: 12 minutes Ready in: 35 minutes Ingredients 45ml / 3 TBSP soya (or almond) milk 35ml / 3 TBSP organic rapeseed (canola) oil (or other neutral-flavoured oil) 40g / ¼ cup coconut sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ TBSP zest from an organic/unwaxed orange 47g / 1/3 cup fine wholemeal (wholewheat) or chapatti flour ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger pinch of ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 1/8 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 70g / ¾ cup rolled oats 45g / ¼ cup raisins Method Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) / 350F. Line a large baking sheet with non stick baking paper. Using a strong fork, whisk together the milk, oil and sugar until fully combined. Whisk in the vanilla extract and orange zest, then set to one side. Place the flour, spices, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined. Sift the flour into the wet ingredient bowl. Stir in the oats, and lastly the raisins. Scoop slightly rounded tablespoons of dough and spread them out on the prepared baking sheet. Press the dough balls into cookie shape (these cookies don’t spread much). Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly golden in colour. Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes (they firm up as they cool) then transfer to a wire rack. These cookies will keep for about a week stored in an airtight container. They also freeze really well. I often make a double batch and freeze half for lunchboxes and after school snacks. [/print_this] Products used in this recipe Tesco Organic Rapeseed Oil, Organic Oranges, Chapatti Flour Coconom Coconut Sugar Steenburgs Organic Fairtrade Vanilla Extract Mornflake Superfast Oats Crazy Jack Organic Raisins Gluten-Free Trial So far, I’ve had one attempt at a gluten-free version of this cookie. I subbed the wheat flour with oat flour and added 1/2 TBSP ground flaxseed to the wet ingredients. Sadly I found them a bit too dry and ‘claggy’, so I’ll need to try a different GF flour. Lil’ L and M didn’t mind them so much though. They scoffed the lot. Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Did you get this month’s TVK box? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought of it. What was your favourite product? Impossible for me to choose a favourite this month as I loved it all!

13 thoughts on “Orange Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Dairy Free. Vegan.

  1. Yum. Orange and Spices. What’s not to like? Unless of course you don’t like Orange and Spices. But that would be weird. Who doesn’t like Orange and Spices?

  2. Ooh, these sound lovely and I have all these ingredients in my cupboards. I just need to get an orange. I love that they make the perfect amount as I usually end up halving most cookie recipes.

    1. Hey Caroline! Thanks for the lovely feedback. From now on, I’ll always try and make my cookie recipes work for 9-10 cookies. I think this is a good amount, especially if you’re trying a recipe for the first time. If people want more, than can always double it 😉

  3. I loved my TVK box so much….it’s so fun to anticipate the surprise of what you’re getting!!

    Ginger coconut sugar sounds like the best thing ever….

    These cookies look amazing. It’s only 8am, but I feel like I could eat the whole lot 😉

    I’ve had some success using a combination of buckwheat flour and brown rice flour in equal parts when it comes to cookies and muffins- maybe it’s worth a try!? I’ll let you know if I have success! 🙂

    1. I’m so happy that you got to join in the TVK experience 😀 Shame it’s a bit pricey to subscribe from Canada as those boxes are just getting better and better ♥

      I’ve got some gluten-free flour mix in my pantry so, if I can muster the courage, I’ll give it a go in these cookies. Maybe the GF flour in combination with the oats will stop them feeling ‘grainy’ (like I find a lot of GF cookies turn out). Fingers crossed!

  4. Your vegan box this month looks awesome!
    What a fabulous idea to infuse sugar with flavours!
    I also love the sound of these cookies – going to try them this arvo – we need lunchbox snacks for the rest of this week 🙂

    1. Hey Sandy! If you try these orange oatmeal cookies, I’d love to hear how they work out for you… and how you subbed the oil 😉 xx

  5. Great Recipe !! I love orange spices and it’s so delicious too. Can’t wait to try out this. Thanks for sharing the great ideas.

  6. I think I un-subscribed too soon, the box looks awesome this month!

    I love this recipe and using gluten free flour, I’m sure it would work. another recipe to add to my “to-do” list!

    1. The April TVK box was indeed amazing. Having been with TVK from box 1, for me, they just get better and better. I understand it can be tricky if you’re gluten free though as some of the goodies do contain wheat. This month we had a scrumptious chocolate hazelnut wafer bar but I checked the ingredients and yup, it contained wheat. It must be torture to see goodies like that in the box when you can’t eat them! Great for family & friends though 😉

  7. I am so happy that the recipe specifies organic/unwaxed orange. A lot of people are unaware that most oranges (and clementines, satsumas, etc.) from UK supermarkets and greengrocers aren’t vegan because they are coated with beeswax or shellac – look for E901 or E904 in tiny print on the label.

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