Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
Yields 3
I don't remember where I got this recipe but I've been making them for years from whatever applesauce I have on hand. If you've never made your own applesauce, give it a try. I simmer chopped apples in enough water to cover until soft, add a little honey and cinnamon, and puree them with my immersion blender. I don't peel my apples because I don't mind the bits of skin my blender misses. Applesauce freezes well (leave head space in the jar) and so do these cookies!
Write a review
  1. 1 cup applesauce
  2. ¾ cup turbinado sugar (that’s the reduced amt)
  3. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 cups flour (I use half unbleached, half whole wheat pastry)
  6. 1 cup oatmeal
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  10. 1 cup chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together applesauce, brown sugar, butter, and egg.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips and/or walnuts) and stir until combined.
  4. Dough should be firm (add more flour if needed—maybe a handful if it’s sticky).
  5. Fold in chocolate chips/nuts.
  6. Scoop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet or sheet with silicon mat.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes (until golden).
  8. Makes about two wide pans dropped 4/3/4/3/4.
  9. They’re cakey so they don’t spread much.
Adapted from Kayann Short
Adapted from Kayann Short
Stonebridge Farm CSA