Applesauce Cookies – A Fall Favorite

Applesauce Cookies were a favorite of mine growing up, especially during the fall season. My mom would bottle our own applesauce from apple trees in our backyard, then use it to make yummy cookies all year long, yum!

Applesauce Cookies

These cookies are moist and cake-like, and scattered with chocolate chips make them a perfect fall treat!

Recipe for Applesauce Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • chocolate chips, nuts, raisins


Mix the first 5 ingredients together.

Add in the rest of the dry ingredients to it, combining well.

Add your chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins and mix in.

Scoop onto a baking sheet. The dough will be very soft. It gets plopped on the baking sheet, but will cook up nicely.

Bake for 8-11 minutes at 400* or until lightly brown.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

A few baking tricks when making cookies:

Try these yummy Fall Applesauce Cookies. They’re a healthier alternative for an after dinner treat.

More Apple Recipes:

Homemade Applesauce – We’re making homemade applesauce using a blender, so simple. I used 4 apples and it makes about 2 cups for a delicious and healthy snack!

Cream Cheese Apple Dip – We love making this sweet cream cheese apple dip for parties or play dates – or Friday afternoons! It’s one of my go-to potluck recipes that is a hit with kids and adults, and someone always asks me for the recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples Slices – These chocolate peanut butter apple slices are so yummy, and pretty healthy too, especially if you use a good quality dark chocolate.

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