makes 12 cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup 1/4-inch chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Use a large mixing bowl to combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp of salt and mix it up.
Next, use a medium size mixing bowl to combine 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract and add 1/3 cup of 1/4-inch chopped walnuts and whisk to combine.
Pour that mixture into the flour mixture and stir it and use your hands shape it into a ball.
The dough has kind of a fudge-like consistency so use your hands shape it into 12 equal size balls, placing those onto a parchment paper lined baking tray as you go and then place the tray into the preheated 350 degree oven.
Set the timer for 14 minutes and then bake the cookies for exactly 7 minutes.
At that point, pull the tray out of the oven and use a spatula to press them down to flatten the cookies and then place the tray back into the oven for for the other 7 minutes.
Let the finished cookies cool down for a couple of minutes on the tray and then transfer them to a cookie cooling rack.
This recipe doubles easily if you like.