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Applesauce Cocoa Cookies Recipe

Applesauce Cocoa Cookies

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Original recipe makes 40 cookies Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar replacement. Add egg and blend well.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together and add alternately with applesauce and water to creamed mixture. Be sure to add flour first and last.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2006

I loved this recipe once I tweaked to suit me. I made two batches: one as written and one in which I substituted 1/3 St. Joseph's Maltitol Sweetner and reduced the water to about a Tablespoon or two. In comparing the two, the one with the St. Joseph's was sweeter and I thought, a better tasting cookie. The original recipie produced a cookie that was more bitter in taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2003

I don't like very sweet cookies so I gave these a try. Unfortunately, they were very heavy, unflavorful, and even my diabetic mother wouldn't eat them!


18 Ratings

Aug 20, 2003

This cookie is tasty, I might try it with unsweetened chocolate instead of cocoa next time to see if there is a difference. Also, should add sweetners with dry ingredients not with eggs like regular sugar.

Dec 26, 2002

recipe calls for 1 cup egg, I used 1 egg. Used artificial sweetner to = 1/3 cup sugar, used sweetened applesauce (by mistake), cookies are not sweet to the taste at all. Sorry, didn't like

May 31, 2005

This is an excellent recipe- very versatile. I have many food allergies so I used amaranth flour, flax (instead of an egg), potato milk and honey (instead of granular sweetener). They still turned out wonderful. Also, if you bake them for less time they stay chewy in the middle and taste like brownies!

Jul 16, 2009

I used honey instead of artificial sweetener and about half the amount of water called for. They turned out great, very cakey and spongy. These would make great whoopie pies!

Feb 20, 2010

there isnt anything delicious about this recipe. They looked good but did not taste good at all. They need flavor added.

Dec 22, 2006

The cookie had a good texture, but little flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

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

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