Applesauce Cookies

An apple a day

We don’t know that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the old adage goes, but apples are delicious and have many health benefits. Illinois is home to numerous apple orchards, from north to south and all points in between, and fall is the perfect time to visit one of them. At some orchards, you can even pick your own. When you do, be sure to grab some extras to try some of these delicious recipes. The warm aromas of apples and cinnamon will fill your home with the fragrances of fall.   

Applesauce Cookies

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 18 2 cookie servings


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Blend butter, sugar and egg.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Add to egg mixture alternately with applesauce using flour mixture first and last.
  • Grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let sit on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to a cool rack.
  • If kept more than 2 days, store in refrigerator. Layer cookies for storage between pieces of waxed paper as cookies are moist and will stick together.


Nutrition information: 147 calories; 5.5g fat; 107mg sodium; 23.5g carbohydrates; 1.8g protein.