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Hot Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies

Last week, our patrons chose the Chestnut Doodles for the weekly recipe, but no cookie left behind! These hot cocoa oatmeal cookies are a light chocolate sweet treat, but made a little bit healthy.

Hot Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies: Makes 24-36 small cookies

1 1/4 cup rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

3 tbsp of your favorite hot cocoa mix

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

4 tbsp plant butter

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup mini marshmallows

1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice

  1. In a bowl, mix together your oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together your honey, plant butter, applesauce, vanilla, and cocoa mix.
  3. Stir your dry mix into the honey mixture, and fold in your marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  4. Allow your mixture to chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350F while you’re waiting.
  6. Using a 1 oz scoop (or a rounded tablespoon), scoop cookie dough into balls and place on an greased baking sheet 1-2” apart. Push them down slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingertips.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cook time to promote even baking.
  8. Rest the cookies for 2-5 minutes on the pan before removing and placing on a cooling rack. 

Enjoy! These are great to give you a little sweet without weighing you down for the rest of the day.

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