Pecan Cookies

These Vegan Cookies are Crispy With a Great Pecan-Maple Finish

Pecan Cookies

RECIPE: Makes about 30

  • maple syrup – 1/3 cup
  • vegetable oil – neutral, 1/2 cup
  • rice vinegar – 1 tsp
  • vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • water – 3 TBS
  • pecans, 1 cup – [or walnuts], chopped
  • flour, pastry – 1-1/4 cups, [whole wheat is good]
  • rolled oats – 1-1/4 cups
  • salt – 1 tsp
  • flax seeds – 2 TBS [optional]



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil the cookie sheets or use parchment paper
  2. Roast the nuts for 6 minutes, then cool slightly and chop
  3. Combine the dry ingredients: nuts, flour, rolled oats, and salt
  4. In another bowl combine the wet ingredients: syrup, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water
  5. Add the wet into the dry ingredients and combine well
  6. Spoon 2 tablespoon batter per cookie on an oiled cookie sheet. Flatten them as they will not spread
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes on top rack until bits of cookie take on color 


Recipe adapted, original by Jeff Woodward

This batch is with Walnuts

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