Applesauce Surprise Cookies

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
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  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned applesauce
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (opt.)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside. In large bowl of electric mixer, using cream setting, beat butter and gradually add sugars. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until blended. Reduce speed to low and add applesauce with sifted dry ingredients. Beat just until all ingredients are blended together, using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides. Remove from mixer and stir in oats, raisins, nuts and chocolate. Drop dough by level tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets, one inch apart. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately from sheets to cool on racks. Makes about 5 doz.


By Robin from Washington, IA


April 10, 20060 found this helpful

What kind of "oats"?

Editor's Note: Probably either the quick cooking or regular rolled oats would work for this. They would be chewier with the regular oats.

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