These cinnamon applesauce cookies are soft and delicious. The tops are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. These are a favorite cookie during the Fall season.
This is a classic recipe that smells incredible while baking in the oven. Make a batch for a family favorite treat.
- This is a soft cookie with a light and fluffy texture.
- The tops are sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat.
- Ingredients can be added to one bowl and mixed with an electric mixer.
- These flavorful cookies are the perfect snack with a cup of coffee, tea, pumpkin spiced latte, glass of milk, or a homemade smoothie.
- For more applesauce baking recipes try our applesauce oatmeal muffins!
APPLESAUCE: Choose an unsweetened jar of applesauce from the grocery store. You’ll need 1 cup unsweetened applesauce. You can also use homemade apple sauce.
BUTTER: Leave ⅓ cup on the counter to soften. It should be room temperature when making the recipe.
BROWN SUGAR: I used light-brown sugar. You could also use coconut sugar or use less sugar with lakanto monkfruit sweetener (it’s sugar-free).
FLOUR: You’ll need 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour. You can substitute with 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to add more whole grains.
SPICES: You’ll need 1 tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.
ETC. You’ll also need vanilla extract, 1 egg, baking powder and baking soda.
TOPPING: Brown sugar and cinnamon are mixed together and sprinkled on top of the cookies.
VARIATIONS: Add golden raisins, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, quick oats or rolled oats.
How To Make Delicious Applesauce Cookies
This recipe only uses one bowl!
- Cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer. Mix in the applesauce, vanilla extract and egg.
- Add dry ingredients according to the full recipe card instructions below. Mix until just combined.
- Use a cookie scoop to place batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
- Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of each cookie. Serve and enjoy!
Store these yummy cookies in an air-tight container up to 3-4 days. These can also be stored in the freezer up to 3 months for maximum freshness.
What Does Applesauce Do In Cookies?
Applesauce can act as a fat replacer for butter or oil. In this recipe, it’s adding extra moisture to create a soft texture for the cookies.
More Easy Cookie Recipe
- Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with delicious chocolate chips!
- Banana Cranberry Breakfast Cookies are an easy way to have breakfast on the go.
- Coconut Cinnamon Ginger Cookies are gluten-free and made with no flour.
- Pumpkin Oat Energy Balls are the perfect treat for an afternoon snack.
- Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with rolled oats.
Soft Cinnamon Applesauce Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone mat). Tip: I like to lightly spray the cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray, then lay the parchment on top. This helps the parchment to stick.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
- Mix in the applesauce, vanilla extract, and egg.
- Add the all purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until just combined.
- Use a spoon or cookie scoop to drop cookies onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- In a separate bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for topping.
- Generously sprinkle over top of each baked cookie. Use a spatula to place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.