Happy Valentines Day! Make these for your Valentine anytime of the year. I replace most of the butter with apple sauce, I recommend getting the little snack cups of apple sauce they are ½ a cup and will make measuring easy, plus you will be fully stocked and ready to bake anytime.
Makes 30 cookies-
¾ cup Organic All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Sea Salt
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter at room temp
1 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
2 cups Quick Oats
½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
½ cup Chopped Dried Cherries
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Cover 2-3 rimmed baking sheets with foil and spray with baking spray, in a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl or standing mixer whip butter and sugar, add in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl combine apple sauce and ⅓ cup of water, then add to large bowl/mixer and mix, add the flour mixture until just combined. Add in the oats, dark chocolate, chopped cherries, cinnimon and coco powder and mix until just combined. Place in fridge for 15 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350, using a spoon scoop ping-pong ball sized dollops of cookie dough, give enough room for a little spreading. Bake for 10- 15 minutes until golden brown. Place cookies on a baking rack to cool.
Each Cookies has: