This story was written by member girlA and comes from The Dairy Free Diva Recipe Exchange group in the YumSugar Community.Yum! These were quite delicious and easy to make. The recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of applesauce and of course, I didn’t have any. We’re not big applesauce eaters here and I knew that any leftovers would turn different shades of green and white, so I opted to make my own. I just chopped up 1/2 a Granny Smith — skins and all — and threw it into the food processor with a 1/4 cup of water and a teaspoon of sugar. Worked beautifully! Also, the recipe calls for flax meal mixed with 3 tablespoons of water, yet strangely never mentions it again. I nearly forgot to add it! So I figured the best time to do so was when adding the applesauce and vanilla. Seemed to be the perfect time. The lemon-flavored icing was the perfect accompaniment to these cookies!
To get her recipe, keep reading.
2 Tbs flaxseed meal Icing:
1 C oat flour (I ground 1-1/2 C of oats to reach a cup of ground)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbs margarine (Earth Balance)
1/2 C light brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C applesauce (or they recommend prune puree)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 C old-fashioned oats
1/2 C raisins or dried cranberries (I used 1/4 C golden raisins and 1/4 C of orange-flavored craisins)
3/4 C confectioners' sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs flaxseed meal
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