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Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce Cookies

195 Ratings
195 Ratings
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Applesauce Cookies
Makes: 12 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This simple spice cookie is based on applesauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter or shortening)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 nuts (1 cup, optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pan or cookie sheet (see below).

2. Cream together sugar, shortening and egg.

3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.

4. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture just until moist.

5. Add applesauce, raisins, and nuts (if using).

For Cookies: Drop dough by heaping teaspoon several inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

For Cake: Bake at 350 degrees in an 8 inch x 8 inch pan for 40 minutes.

Notes

To check cake for doneness, pierce top of cake with a toothpick. Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.

Source:

Montana State University Extension Service
Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 282
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 377 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 27 g
Added Sugars included 16 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 150 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 282
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.5 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 27 g
Added Sugars included 16 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 16 mg
Potassium 150 mg
Sodium 377 mg
Copper 89 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 11 mg
Phosphorus 51 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 84 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 9 mcg
Folate 79 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 18 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 1/4 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces

Write a review

I received 2 cups of homemade applesauce from a friend and wanted to make cookies that used it up, and found this recipe which used most of it. The only changes I made to the recipe was to add more raisins and 2 handfuls of shredded coconut ... came out delicious! <br/>Before making the recipe, I looked over the reviews and even though someone gave it a one star, I decided to try it anyway ... I can't understand anyone wanting to add more flour ... they must like eating bricks. I go for moist food, myself. :-)
01/03/17
I followed the recipe "as is" to make cakes. They were moist, delicious, and popular with participants. I'll see how the batter does as cookies next.
12/23/15
The recipe was a little too wet, but once they are baked they are mini cake-like "cookies." <br/>Kids absolutely loved them and I would definitely make them again. <br/> <br/>
01/05/15
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