These vegan cranberry walnut cookies are all the things you look for in a cookie rolled into one.
They’re crunchy, tart, sweet, soft, and chewy all at the same time so what’s not to love?
Perhaps this is me missing the Autumn season all over again or maybe my love for Autumn just never left but I decided to make cranberry walnut cookies the other day.
Being the cravings first, worry later person that I am, I didn’t check to see if I had all the ingredients in my pantry before starting them!
And guess who ran out of both butter AND coconut oil? ME!
So, I went for the next best thing…using oil.
Now, if you’ve tried using oil in cookies before, you’d know that it can be a little hit and miss. Sometimes they turn out too cakey, other times they turn out too flat or worst of all, they turn out oily.
These cookies however, turned out marvelously.
They were perfectly soft and chewy on the inside and you wouldn’t even be able to tell that they were oil based because they were so rich in flavor that you don’t even miss the butter or coconut oil!
If you’re not a fan of cranberries and walnuts, feel free to use this recipe as a cookie dough base and add your own additions inside!
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- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups flour
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional)
- Using an electric mixer, whisk the oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until combined.
- Beat in the vanilla and egg.
- Add in the flour ¼ cup at a time making sure that it's incorporated between each addition until a thick dough forms.
- Stir in the walnuts, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375F for 10 - 13 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. The cookie may still feel soft but they will firm up when cooled.
- Remove from oven an transfer onto a cooling rack.