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4.55 from 11 votes

Cinnamon Applesauce Cookies

** To make 1 cup cake flour, measure out 1 cup all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons cornstarch (whisk together to combine). This recipe makes approximately 15-20 cookies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups cake flour **
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt*
  • 1 cup thick applesauce (unsweetened or very lightly sweetened)
  • 4 medium apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

*if using unsalted butter add 1/2 teaspoon salt.


    • Pre-heat oven to 400° (200° celsius), line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    • HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE (makes approximately 2 cups) (500 grams)
    • In a medium pot add chopped apples, water and lemon juice, cover and cook on low for approximately 15-20 minutes or until apples are soft, add 1 tablespoon sugar mash with a potato masher and continue cooking on low for approximately 5 minutes or until thickened. Let cool. Refrigerate unused applesauce, use within a week.
    • Sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
    • In a medium bowl cream together butter and brown sugar add egg blend about 2 minutes, add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the applesauce, combine until just combined. 
    • Drop batter by spoonfuls (about the size of a golf ball) on prepared cookie sheets, bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Keep in cool dry place, best if let to sit for 1 day before eating. (If you can wait) Enjoy!  Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


    Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.3mg