Crowd Pleasing Applesauce Cookies – Recipe

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Do you guys have a go-to cookie recipe?  Well this has become my go-to cookie recipe lately.  It is a yummy, moist and crowd pleasing recipe.   And it makes a lot of cookies so if you’re not taking them to a social get together then I suggest half-ing the recipe because if you don’t you will end up eating them all yourself!  🙂


 And I think my kids would say the cookie dough is even better than the cookies!

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Applesauce Cookies
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  • 3 c sugar
  • 2 c shortening
  • 6-7 c flour
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 3 c applesauce
  • 1 pkg. chocolate chips (2 cups)


  • Cream shortening and sugar together
  • Add spices & vanilla then mix
  • Alternate 2 c flour to 1 c applesauce
  • When finished add 1/2 - 1 c additional flour if needed
  • Drop onto greased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until done




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  1. Julie Wood says
    My favorite treat is cookies, and these Applesauce cookies look so delicious. I have my favorite Sugar Cookies that I make and they are soft and chewy. But what I like about these cookies is that they have chocolate chips and applesauce. I must make these!
  2. Christina Kelbel says
    These sound great. Pinning the recipe and will be trying it. Thanks for posting.
  3. They sound delicious!
  4. These look very yummy. And I like the applesauce to sneak a little nutrition into the food. Any way I can sneak fruits and veggies in is awesome! I tend to make a Pan Chocolate Chip cookie as my go-to recipe. In fact, just made one today. Wish I had seen this one first. :-)
  5. Janet W. says
    I cannot wait to try this recipe! This will most definitely be a favorite with my grandsons!
  6. It looks yummy! I am going to make it. Actually I came to this website for your giveaway for the first time, but now I am one of your fans and so happy reading your blog! good luck and keep writting:)
  7. Melissa M. says
    I have a little nephew that would love these applesauce cookies!
  8. These sound really good I will have to remember to make them after I make my homemade applesauce
  9. These sound sooo good! And perfect for fall! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
  10. Rebecca Parsons says
    These really sound good. I was wondering how raisins would be in this recipe.
  11. I bet the applesauce gives the cookies a nice consistency.
  12. These sound like great cookies. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  13. I love, Love, LOVE anything apple! I will have to make these! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
  14. I have applesauce I was wondering what I could do with it, this sounds yummy!
  15. Totally pinning! Applesauce?! Who would of thunk?!