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Applesauce Cookies II Recipe
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Applesauce Cookies II

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"A very moist spice cookie that people will rave about. Makes a great after-school snack, or a tasty cookie on your Christmas cookie tray."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    51 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the brown sugar and shortening until smooth. Stir in the egg, and then the applesauce until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the applesauce mixture. Mix in walnuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 12, 2003

This cookie tastes great. Only two complaints... I followed the recipe exact, and the cookies didn't brown even after baking for 15 minutes. Also, the recipe only made 2 1/2 dozen cookies, and I made the cookies fairly small. Next time I will double the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2004

This is an adult cookie. They do not look very pretty. I must say that they are moist.

Dec 25, 2007

I had no problem whatsoever with the dough or these cookies (like some reviews I read). They baked perfectly and beautifully in less time than the recipe suggested (that's my oven for ya though). I do agree that it's not about the presentation with this's all about the taste! They are moist and delicious in flavor. I omitted the raisins because I don't like them, and I used a tsp of cinnamon and a dash of allspice. I also drizzled a little glaze on top just to make them a bit more appealing to the eye. I tried it with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar, but I liked the glaze better. This recipe is worth trying!

May 24, 2007

I used smart lite margerine and added an extra 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of an egg to make them even healthier and they still turned out great, thank you.

Jan 25, 2003

We loved these cookies. Easy to make and very moist. My daughter doesn't like raisins, so she substituted chocolate chips in her batch-very yummy.

May 06, 2006

These are very soft, cake-like and puffy. One batch lasted appx 3 hours at my house, a new record for us! These cookies are very "home-y." I needed to bake mine a few mins longer than stated. I baked them until the bottoms were medium brown and they were just perfect. Thanks for this keeper!

Dec 10, 2003

Very easy cookie to make. Husband loved them, he couldn't keep his hand out of the jar.

Aug 03, 2009

This is a wonderful recipe! I've made it several times, now, and it also works with just about anything that resembles applesauce in texture. Of course, I began with applesauce and they were great, but it also works with cooked pumpkin, raw carrots, or zucchini grated in the food processor. When I substituted them, because they are less acid than applesauce, I added two teaspoons baking powder. I've become very experimental lately, trying to use up leftovers in the fridge!


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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