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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
Print Recipe


  • 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 has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 45 years. She was the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which aired on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is the author of three bestselling books, The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss:  A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry, Own Your Health and The 10th Anniversary Edition of Unprocessed. She also broadcasts CHEF AJ LIVE! on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter daily.