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Spice Oat Cookies

Spice oat cookies

Our friends over at Hillmotts have done it again! This time around they’ve given us a recipe for delicious spice oat cookies – just the vegan treat to enjoy with a warming drink as the fall nights grow darker.


Makes 40 cookies:

  • ¾ cup vegan baking spread
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (almond or coconut is good!)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp ground allspice
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)



  1. Preheat oven 350F/180C for 15 minutes.
  2. Cream together the sugars and margarine until smooth, before beating in the vanilla and milk.
  3. Mix in the flour, baking soda and allspice.
  4. Stir in the oats, pecans and cranberries.
  5. On an ungreased baking sheet, spoon a tablespoonful of mixture per cookie. Bake between 12-15 minutes until golden. Cook 20 cookies at once or bake them all together by using two baking trays and switching them around halfway into cooking.
  6. When they are ready, remove the baking sheets from the oven and let them stand for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. Once they’re fully cooled get stuck in!