1/2 cup tahini
4 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 cups maple syrup
1/4 cup safflower oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegan chocolate chips, preferably fruit-sweetened
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350?. Lightly oil or line a baking sheet with parchment.
2. In a large bowl, cream tahini and margarine until smooth. Whisk in maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Mixing with a wooden spoon, add flour, oats, salt, soda, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
3. Spoon or scoop rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheet and flatten slightly into disks about 1/2 inch thick. Bake about 10 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Repeat with remaining dough.
Makes about 5 dozen small cookies