Tuesday, July 25, 2006

By Popular Demand

I have been making applesauce cookies lately. They remind me of my childhood. But I have to admit, I hated them as a child. I don't think that I disliked the way they tasted so much, it was more that these were the only cookies everyone else in the family seemed to always want. I wanted sugar cookies or oatmeal raisin...just some variety. Anyway, as an adult I have developed an appreciation for these cookies and their wholesome goodness. And so, without further delay, I present to you the recipe.

Applesauce Cookies
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cloves
2 cups sugar
2 cups applesauce
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cups flour

2 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together butter, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sugar and applesauce. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add to applesauce mixture and mix well. Stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes. Let sit 1 minute before removing from pan to wire rack to cool. Makes about 7 dozen.

Note: I'm pretty sure that this recipe is for a double batch and can easily be halved.


Katie said...


Do you think they'd work on the grill? 'Cuz that's the only place I've been cooking lately. Hey, what about the crock-pot???

Cheryl Leonard said...

Yum, I'm going to try these when the weather gets cooler. Too many fires right now and extremely humid. I'm with Katie - can these be done on the grill, crockpot or how about the Pressure cooker? Aunt Cheryl

Priscilla said...

I don't know you...I was just browsin' around on blogs and found yours. The cookies sound good...I need something constructive to do and if I have all the ingredients, I'm going to make them now!