Applesauce Cookies I

Applesauce Cookies I

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Recipe by  Julian

“These chewy cookies are delicious. They make an excellent after school snack.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 195 degrees C ). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, and egg. Stir in the applesauce. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Then mix in the raisins and nuts.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove to cool on wire racks.

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I made several modifications and received excellent complements: Added 1 tsp vanilla; used cinnamon flavored applesauce; decreased ground cinnamon to 1/2 tsp; added 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg &1/4 tsp ground cloves; used Craisins instead of raisins and toasted the walnuts. These cookies do not spread. The first batch at teaspoon size seemed alittle too small. After that I used a scoop that's a tad over a tablespoon. Baking time 10-11 minutes.



First, I found greasing the sheets to be a mistake. It's not necessary and results in an almost black cookie bottom. If you leave the sheets UNGREASED, they will turn a nice medium brown on the bottom instead. Next, I added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for a little more flavor. Finally, I made a second batch, leaving out the raisins and nuts, which we liked even better, and made them more toddler friendly. Over all, a good, soft, not too sweet cookie.



I just baked these cookies and they are really good. I read some other reviews and altered the recipe a bit. Replaced shortening with 2 sticks of butter, melted. Added more cinnamon, 1/4 tsp grnd Nutmeg and Cloves, 1 tsp vanilla, and used slivered almonds instead of walnuts (I was out). I also sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. Yummy! Next time I will make some butter frosting for these cookies.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 173 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 23.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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