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Unbaked Chocolate Cookies

Servings 2 -3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 3 T. cocoa
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. applesauce
  • 3 C. quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. nuts (opt.) chopped

Instructions

  • In a heavy 2-quart pan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in cocoa. Add salt, sugar and applesauce. Stir often until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat immediately so it does not caramelize. Add oats and vanilla. If not using nuts, add more oats so cookies hold their shape.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper. Allow cookies to cool and dry before storing. If sticky, roll in powdered sugar. Makes 2-3 dozen.