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?!