Monday, July 5, 2010

Applesauce Cookies

These are light, airy cookies that are very muffin-like. I used butter flavored Crisco shortening. I was surprised how strong the applesauce flavor is. These would be great for kids (or BIG kids like me). 

1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix shortening, sugar, and egg white until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Gradually mix flour mixture into the shortening mixture. Next add applesauce and combine. Stir in walnuts and white chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets.
Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Yields 18 cookies.


  1. applesauce cookies sound so very good! I'm sure I could polish off a nice plateful!

  2. Any cookie with walnuts and applesauce sounds good to me- and the white chocolate makes them sound even better. Another small batch too- perfect for a quick dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  3. oh those look great - I love baking with applesauce!

  4. These look my MY type of cookie! Puffy, pillowy, gooey... oh yeah, sign me up!!

  5. Hmmm... I have some applesauce that is just dying to be used for these cookies. Thanks for the recipe.
    *kisses* HH

  6. I love baking with applesauce! These look like great cookies :)

  7. Well, I'm not a fan of shortening of any kind...however, I do love the fact thart applesauce is replacing some of the fat in the cookies. This recipe does sound very scrumptious!

    BTW...thank you for coming to visit my culinary journey.
    I had a quick look at your last few posts...and I've come to appreciate your candid approach towards baked goodies ;O)

    Flavourful wishes,

  8. Healthy and delicious looking cookies! Perfect with a coffee...