R & R Bakery’s Magical Cookies

After just one bite, you will understand why these are called Magical Cookies! The recipe comes from the R & R Bakery and Coffee Shoppe in Marshall, Texas and was featured on Season 1 Episode 13 of the online television show Healthy Living With Chef AJ. The cookies are made without sugar, salt, oil, or eggs; instead, they are prepared with whole plant ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter and cherries, oats, dairy-free chocolate chips, and cinnamon. You will be delighted to serve your family and friends such an incredibly yummy treat!


  • 6 cups oats
  • 2 3/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 3/4 cup chocolate chips, dairy-free
  • 1 3/4 cup peanut butter, unsweetened, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries, dried, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, alcohol-free
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • PREP TIME 10
  • COOK TIME 30
  • Serves 24-30


  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.