Ginger Apple Cups

Autumn's best from your fingertips to your lips. Delicious apple sauce fills a sweet and spicy ginger cookie cup.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
36 cookies


  • 1 cup Mott's® Natural Applesauce

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray mini-muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Combine Mott's® Natural Applesauce and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium hear. Lower heat and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

  4. Cream together in a large bowl the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and place then into prepared mini-muffin tins.

  5. Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool in pan for 10 minutes. To make a well for the filling, press down centers of cookies with your fingertip or rounded end of a cooking utensil. Cool completely on a wire rack. If not serving immediately, store in airtight container.

  6. Prior to serving, fill cups with a small spoonful of applesauce mixture.

  7. Stir together confectioners sugar and cider. Drizzle filled cups with glaze.

Cook's Note:

The handle of my wooden lemon reamer works perfectly with my mini-muffin tin to depress the centers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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