Valentine's Day Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cookies (#1716)

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  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter natural and creamy
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce natural and unsweetnened
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coconut, Shredded, Unsweetened (Desiccated)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° f (180° c).
  2. In a medium bowl, add peanut butter, apple sauce, oil and melted butter, and stir well.
  3. Add eggs, brown guar, and vanilla extract, and mix until well blended.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture, and stir until just moistened.
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries and coconut flakes until well combined.
  7. Get ready your heart-shape cookie cutter.
  8. Put from 1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon of batter into your cookie cutter (how much batter you put in depends on the size of your cookies cutter).
  9. Press batter evenly inside cutter to form a heart-shape cookie, it should be about 1/-inch thick. If you prefer thick and cake-like cookie, add more batter into your cutter.
  10. Place cookie on greased cookie sheet about 1/2-inch apart, and bake for about 12 minute, until top starts to become brown.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet on wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  12. Transfer cookies onto wire rack and let cool completely.
  13. Note: The dough will be sticky, when you work with it, you may need to wet your hands with some oil. If it's still too stick after a few cookies, wash your hands, and work with it again.
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