|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 10 to 20|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Whether you need to use that opened jar of unsweetened applesauce or went crazy canning applesauce last fall, these soft and chewy applesauce cookies are the perfect recipe, and one the whole family will love. Applesauce is naturally sweet, allowing you to use less sugar than in traditional cookie recipes, another win when trying to balance healthy fare and treats. The cinnamon in these applesauce cookies gives them an apple pie flavor, evoking feelings of fall. The final touch comes from a flurry of confectioner’s sugar on top.
Store-bought applesauce works great, but if you’ve wanted to try making homemade applesauce, these soft and chewy applesauce cookies are the ideal reason to try. Whether you make a batch on the stove-top or in your Instant Pot, your cookies are sure to be a hit.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 375 F with rack in center. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to combine; set aside.
In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the flour mixture and applesauce to the bowl. Beat until just combined and there are no visible traces of flour, about 1 minute.
Drop the dough 1 1/2 tablespoons at a time, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake, one tray at a time, until golden around edges and lightly browned on the bottom, 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool completely on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
Serve and enjoy.
- Fresh from the oven, these cookies are rather delicate. Be sure to let them cool completely on the baking sheet.
- The flavor develops as they sit overnight so these cookies taste even better the next day.
- Store in a covered container for up to five days. Their cake-like texture keeps fresh for days, making them a great make-ahead cookie.