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R & R Bakery’s Magical Cookies

R&R Bakery's Magical Cookies

A recipe from the R & R Bakery and Coffee Shoppe in Marshall, Texas, featured on Season 1 Episode 13 of the online television show Healthy Living With Chef AJ.

  • Author: Chef AJ
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24-30 1x


  • 6 cups oats
  • 2 3/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 3/4 cup chocolate chips, dairy-free
  • 1 3/4 cup peanut butter, roasted, oil-free, salt-free
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries, dried, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, place batter on cookie sheet lined with Silpat or a non-stick silicone baking mat, then flatten with your hand.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, flip, then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from sheet and cool slightly before serving.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ

Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over 36 years. She is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker, and author. She is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. The book is half confessional memoir, half delectable recipes. It chronicles her journey from junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that heal the body. Many of her recipes can be seen on her YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian.