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Applesauce Cookies
Cookies made with applesauce are sweet and moist. This page contains applesauce cookie recipes.
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By 4 found this helpful
April 22, 2010

It's a recipe for great cookies so easily made with boxed cake mix.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add oil and combine well with eggs. (It will get slightly thick). Add applesauce.

Sift Cake Mix with cinnamon, and add half to egg mixture. Stir. Add other half of cake mix. Stir it in. Add oatmeal and pecans and stir. Mixture will be very thick.

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Cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. (Overnight is OK). Roll into walnut sized balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet ( or lightly greased cookie sheet). Flatten slightly with flat bottom of glass.

Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven when edges are brown. Allow to cool slightly, then remove cookies to wire rack.

Don't expect to eat just one. They're worse than Lay's Potato Chips.

Servings: 20-30
Time:10-15 Minutes Preparation Time
10-12 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: A recipe my son and I made up to suit him. He loves pecans.

By Pookarina/Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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By 0 found this helpful
February 20, 2008

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
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  • 1 1/2 tsp. liquid artificial sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar-free applesauce
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup All-Bran cereal

Directions:

Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda. Mix butter, sweetener and egg until light and fluffy. Then add flour mixture and applesauce alternately, mixing well after each addition. Fold in raisins and All-Bran. Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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January 14, 2010

They are simple and very moist!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Cream margarine and sugars. Add egg, mixing well.

Add flour, and all dry ingredients alternately with applesauce.

Mix well, then add raisins, nuts and oats. Mix to dough and drop by 1Tbsp. on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 F. for 10-12 minutes.

NOTE: If you like a little tart in your cookies, use Craisins and not regular raisins.

Servings: 3-4 doz
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
10-12 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My sister in law let me browse her cook books! Sorry, I don't have an image.

By Poor But Proud from Yorktown, VA

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By 0 found this helpful
February 11, 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. soda
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  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups chopped nuts
  • 2 cups dates

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together flour, salt and spices. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Stir soda into applesauce. Add egg and combine with the creamed mixture. Gradually mix in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and dates. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2-3 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Makes 8 dozen cookies.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
August 8, 2008

I would like to know how to use applesauce in cookie recipes in place of butter and shortening. Any recipes would be welcome, especially sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate chip. Thanks!

Cheryl from Saugerties, NY

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 8, 20080 found this helpful

I have been using applesauce in place of fat for a long time. Replace the fat quantity with the same amount of applesauce. This works great with breads, brownies and cookies. I also make my own applesauce from apples that have gotten soft, this way there is no extra added sugar.

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August 8, 20080 found this helpful

You can replace butter/margarine in moist bar recipes such as brownies. Use 1/2 cup replaces 1/2 cup. Also in the cookies that are made from a cake mix you can use applesauce instead of oil. Again 1/2 c. replaced with a half cup. I would think it would work in quick breads or muffins but have never tried.

Harriet

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 10, 20080 found this helpful

Yes applesauce work's just great! The only reason oil is used is to keep food moist and applesauce has the same effect. And do not worry you can not even tell it is there.T ry it I think you will like it. It is also something we learned to use after my Dad had by-pass surgery. It is definitely much healthier also I do not even use salt when I cook or bake and everything turns out just fine. Happy Eating, darlene

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 25, 20080 found this helpful

My experience is that cookies turn out way too cake-like with just applesauce. If you're okay with those kinds of cookies, enjoy! They can't be salvaged after the fact by adding butter (I tried adding melted butter to the remaining dough - didn't work). I haven't tried half applesauce, half butter, but my suspicion is that nothing can take the place of butter, at least for cookies. Applesauce instead of butter is great in banana bread though! Good luck.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 25, 20080 found this helpful

my experience is that cookies turn out way too cake-like with just applesauce. if you're okay with those kinds of cookies, enjoy! they can't be salvaged after the fact by adding butter (i tried adding melted butter to the remaining dough - didn't work). i haven't tried half applesauce, half butter, but my suspicion is that nothing can take the place of butter... at least for cookies. applesauce instead of butter is great in banana bread though! good luck.

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January 13, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup pecan pieces and/or 1 cup raisins (optional)

Directions

Cream together butter and sugars. Add almond extract, eggs, vanilla, and applesauce. Mix well. Blend in flour, oatmeal, and baking soda. If desired, add pecan pieces and raisins. drop by teaspoons onto non-stick cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Yield: 3 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Answers:

Applesauce Cookies

I have looked at both applesauce cookie recipes posted on 10/30/09 and am a little confused. They are both posted by same person but ingredients and amounts are different. Is one a good recipe and the other recipe? Thank you.

(b)Editor's Note:(/b) They are two different versions, both are "good" recipes. Robin has hundreds of different recipes that she submits. (10/30/2009)

By Indianone

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October 30, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raisins or nuts

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together and drop onto cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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