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

Applesauce Cookies

These cookies are moist and cake-like, and scattered with chocolate chips that 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:

Applesauce cookie dough

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.

Cream Cheese Apple Dip

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.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Slices

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples– The baked apples you know and loved, bumped up a notch with cheesecake stuffing! YUM!

Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

Apple Cider Float Bar– This is one of our favorite ways to welcome fall! You’ve got to try the experience of enjoying an apple cider float!

Apple Cider Floats

Easy Apple Pie for Your Thanksgiving Feast– No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a delicious apple pie! This recipe has become a family favorite.

Easy Apple Pie

Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast– The most delicious way to start a brisk fall morning! A warm breakfast is both comforting and filling on a cold, busy day.

Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast

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