Applesauce Cookies


These applesauce cookies are very moist and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. People rave about them! They make a great after-school snack or a tasty cookie on your Christmas cookie tray.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 dozen


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Beat sugar and shortening with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in egg, and then applesauce until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into applesauce mixture. Fold in walnuts and raisins.

  3. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* 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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