Vegan Cinnamon Raisin cookies

vegan cinnamon raisin cookies

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I used to eat store bought cookies. Like a lot. Like EVERY DAY.
When it comes to cookies, I so understand how the cookie monster can eat so much of it all the time!
There is something about that sweet smell of butter and sugar that cookies have. It’s just irresistible.
And I find looking at a jar filled with delicious cookies kind of therapeutic.
Now I don’t have any butter or dairy in my diet and love baking at home, today I’m sharing with you my ultimate vegan cinnamon raisin cookies!

I baked them the other day and it turned out as so soft, sweet and chewy deliciousness. Yum yum.
But the truth is, I used to NOT like baking cookies at all..
You can find my story on another delicious cookie recipe post of mine here “Vegan walnut cookies”, which is another one of my great cookie recipes!
Well here is another story that should explain why I didn’t like baking cookies and why baking is science…

vegan cinnamon raisin cookies

ANOTHER ONE OF MY COOKIE STORY – BAKING THEM FOR SOMEONE I FANCY

So about a month ago, I had this opportunity to bake my cookies for people at my old work because I was leaving my job there and it was my last day.
(Ok I know this has started so random but hear me out!)
One of my friends there had tried my cookies and loved it, so everyone else was asking me to bake more.

I got back home the day before around 23o’ at night, totally worn out.
But decided that I’d bake my cookies for them, including someone I secretly fancied for over the past months! You see how important this was?
I dragged myself to the kitchen, start mixing all the ingredients and noticed something felt a bit odd in the mixing bowl..
But I was so tired so kept making the dough and put them in the oven.

THE FAIL.. AND LESSON I LEARNT SO YOU WON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!

And that odd feeling was right…
I got the mixing ratio of oil and flour totally wrong!

What happened was, I mixed more oil than I needed.
I measured 1 cup instead of 3/4!
And the cookies were basically being FRIED in oil while in the oven for sheer 12 mins!
As a result, the edge was way too crispy and the centre was not soft, not crispy, just argh.. ;/

Not right at all, and the worst part was that I had to give them to everyone AND that someone I fancy! (Well I didn’t exactly have to but hey girl needs an excuse to talk to that guy)
I anyway took the cookies with me and despite my worries everyone loved the taste! A HUGE reassurance..

No one said the texture was bad or anything, but this is how easy baking cookies can go wrong.
You can accidentally mess up with the ratio and it won’t turn out the way you want it.
I think baking really is a science and if you have any type of cookies you want to bake in mind, you want to follow the recipe very carefully.

vegan cinnamon raisin cookies

Having said that, this vegan cinnamon raisin cookie recipe however, is very simple to follow!
It only requires basic ingredients and can be made in one bowl!
Instead of ordinary dairy butter, I used this vegan soy margarine with no trans-fat.
It gives the same taste and texture as dairy butter and the only difference is that it does not involve any cruelty:)

If it’s soft and chewy cookies with raisins and hint of cinnamon that you are after, this recipe is for you!
Are you ready to cook? Here you go.

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How to:

  1. First, pre-heat the oven at 180℃
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder, clove powder and nutmeg powder.
  3. Add the soy milk and melted vegan butter in the dry mixture and mix ver well with a large wooden spoon.
  4. Add in the raisins and mix once again to combine.
  5. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 mins.
  6. After the dough is settled, make small balls with your hands and place them on a baking tray with a baking sheet.
    Leave some space between each dough so that they have room to spread while in the oven and won’t stick to the one next to each other.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12 mins or until they are firm.
    It might feel too soft and not cooked when they are right out of the oven but don’t worry, they will settle and firm up once cooled.
  8. Transfer on to a cooling lack and let them cool.
  9. Pile them up, dunk in a glass of almond milk, or wrap in a pretty baking paper and take to a party. Enjoy!

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VEGAN CINNAMON RAISIN COOKIES

Soft, sweet and chewy cinnamon raisin cookies. Best afernoon snack or home party gift.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, sweets
Keyword: cookie, simple, vegan
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2&1/2 cups (300g) Self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (120g) Coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup (105g) Organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) Soy milk
  • 3/4 cup (150ml) Melted vegan butter
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 tsp Clove powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder

Instructions

  • First, pre-heat the oven at 180℃.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder, clove powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Add the soy milk and melted vegan butter in the dry mixture and mix very well with a large wooden spoon.
  • Add in the raisins and mix once again to combine everything.
  • Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  • After the dough is settled, make small balls with your hands and place them on a baking tray with a baking sheet. Leave some space between each dough so that they have room to spread while in the oven and won't stick to the one next to each other.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 mins or until they are firm. It might feel too soft and not cooked when they are right out of the oven but don't worry, they will settle and firm up once cooled.
  • Transfer on to a cooling lack and let them cool.
  • Pile them up, dunk in a glass of almond milk, or wrap in a pretty baking paper and take to a party. Enjoy!
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2 Comments

  1. Alison
    5 June 2020 / 5:08 pm

    Hi Maiko!! I just came across your awesome vegan blog for the first time. This was the first recipe I came across through Pinterest. This is absolutely genius! I just have to let you know. I love oatmeal raisin cookies so this is like an oatmeal raisin cookie minus the oatmeal. Essentially a chocolate chip cookie with raisins and cinnamon. I thought to myself why have I never done this before, ha ha. You are pure genius! Can’t wait to try these! They look delicious!

    • Maiko
      Author
      6 June 2020 / 6:51 am

      Hello Alison! Thank you for your comment. When you put it that way, it is!haha. I felt something special about this cookie when I bake it, and I think that is the reason, there aren’t oatmeal raisin cookies minus oatmeal out there! They are genuinely delicious, my family and friends approved! Let me know your thoughts when you bake them:) Maiko

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