Garbage Disposal Cookies

(vegan, gluten-free option, low-sugar option)

Makes 6-8 small cookies. Recipe can easily be doubled.


1 tsp ground flax seed mixed with 1 Tbsp water


1/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup flour of your choice (I used 2 Tbsp teff flour + 2 Tbsp sorghum flour)

1/2 Tbsp fresh ground coffee (crappy coffee is fine in these, just NOT instant coffee)

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger, cardamom, allspice, more cinnamon, or any other spice you love


1 Tbsp melted Earth Balance (or oil of your choice)

3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk (soy, rice, or coconut would work, too)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

25-30 drops liquid stevia (or 2 tsp sugar, if it won't make you feel like shit)

1 Tbsp molasses (optional, but DELICIOUS)


1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

1 Tbsp toasted coconut (or nuts, raisins, potato chips, cereal, etc.)

2 Tbsp broken up mini pretzels (about 4 pretzels, use gf pretzels if you need to!)

2 Dandies marshmallows, chopped into small pieces


Preheat your oven to 350ยบ. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a small bowl, combine the flax and water. Set it aside.


Whisk your dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set that aside.


Measure your fillers into a small bowl and set aside. I found it easier to cut up the marshmallows and add them to the dry ingredients so they didn't all just stick together in the bowl o' fillers.


Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until it's nicely combined. Fold in your fillers (chocolate chips and all that). Scoop the batter on to your lined cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Flatten each cookie just a bit.


Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let these cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack, otherwise marshmallows will stick and it will be sad. Cookies will be fluffy and muffin-like and you'll probably eat them all in one sitting.