My MomMom shared this recipe for me, and I have never used another applesauce cookie recipe since. I would have never thought to use cold coffee in a recipe. She did this with other recipes, too! Enjoy!



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Wet Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat brown sugar, shortening, and eggs together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add applesauce and coffee; beat until smooth.

  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a bowl; add to the wet ingredients and stir until the mixture comes together into a cookie dough.

  • Refrigerate dough at least 2 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

  • Scoop dough by rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cookie tops bounce back when lightly pressed with a fingertip, 9 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 10 minute before moving to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

You may add nuts and raisins, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. 34.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition