“This healthy (well, healthier) cookie recipe won a prize in the 1990 Pillsbury Bake-Off. It was created by by Constance Dudley of Stanardsville, Virginia. I got the recipe from the 50th Anniversary Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook. Cook time includes refrigeration time and cook time for 2 batches of cookies. These can easily be made vegan by using a vegan egg-replacer like Ener-G. Sometimes sugar is not vegan so you could substitute raw sugar, if desired.”
1hr 30mins
60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix the oil, egg, 1 cup sugar and molasses and mix very well.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, bran, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves.
  3. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until well-blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (This is for easier handling).
  5. Heat oven to 375°F.
  6. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the 1/4 cup sugar.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets and flatten the cookies with the bottom of a drinking glass, dipped in sugar.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 7-10 minutes until cookies are set and tops are crackle-y.
  10. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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