Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking soda) together in a large bowl. Sift if desired.
Mix liquids (canola oil, applesauce, "milk") together until blended.
Pour liquids into flour mixture and blend well.
Mix oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips together then add to flour-liquid mixture. Stir until no dry parts remain.
Spoon batter by flattened tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Leave about 1/2 inch between cookies.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Tops and bottoms will be slightly browned.
This is a crunchy cookie with no eggs or milk. Banana replacesthe eggs to make this a vegan vegetarian recipe.
This was my grandmother’s recipe. She used white flour, eggs,butter, and cow’s milk. I have made them as healthy as possible while still retainingtheir crunchy goodness.
My grandmother also added 1/3 cup pecans. You can add pecansor walnuts–even peanuts: 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup, if you wish. I have added the nuts fromtime-to-time.
And… Granny sifted; I don’t.
The cookie freezes well so I store them in the freezer in aziplock bag. She had an old-fashioned cookie jar full of childrens’ hands everytime herback was turned. Perhaps her back was turned purposely. Dough does not keep inrefrigerator, unfortunately.