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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Howling Banshee Treats - Cinnamon Softies

From VegParadise

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies


8 ounces (225g) firm tofu

1/2 cup (120 ml) walnuts

2 cups (480 ml) organic sugar

1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups (960 ml) whole wheat pastry flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground gingerPreparation:


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (Gas Mark 4) and lightly oil 2 baking sheets.
  • Combine the tofu and walnuts in the food processor and process until almost smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Add the organic sugar, applesauce, and vanilla, and mix well.
  • In a large bowl combine the salt, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and flour, and mix well to form a very thick mixture.
  • Drop the batter by teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets about 2-inches (5 cm) apart. Plan to bake the cookies in two batches.
  • Bake about 13 to 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly powned. Cool 5 minutes, then use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a platter. Store the Cinnamon Softies in an airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.

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