Cooking at Home - Applesauce Cookies

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Published Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Makes: 12 servings

This simple spice cookie is based on applesauce.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter or shortening)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 nuts (1 cup, optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350degF. Prepare pan or cookie sheet (see below).
  2. Cream together sugar, shortening and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture just until moist.
  5. Add applesauce, raisins, and nuts (if using).
  • For Cookies: Drop dough by heaping teaspoon several inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • For Cake: Bake at 350 degrees in an 8 inch x 8 inch pan for 40 minutes.


To check cake for doneness, pierce top of cake with a toothpick. Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.

Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe 



Total Calories


Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


16 mg


377 mg


50 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

27 g

Added Sugars included

16 g


4 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


16 mg


2 mg


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