Old Fashioned Applesauce Cookie Recipe From My Grandma

Updated on August 3, 2017
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I grew up watching and helping my mother make homemade cookies. They were always in our school lunch boxes. Here, I share some family faves.

Plate of applesauce cookies

Plate of applesauce cookies...ready for one?
Plate of applesauce cookies...ready for one? | Source

Recipe Folder

Slowly but surely, I have been making an effort to go through the many accumulated possessions that were retained by my mother all these many years. My dear mother passed on into the next life several years ago now. My husband, mother, and I shared a home the last few years of her life, so I have been able to leisurely do this job as I wish.

The things that take the longest in my opinion are the personal paper items like cards, old letters, photos, recipes, and similar items.

Buried amidst all of this I recently discovered an entire recipe folder that contained mostly handwritten recipes that belonged to my maternal grandmother. Much of it is in her handwriting, and some of it is in the handwriting of other relatives or friends.

Recipes were written on the back of actual letters, and others on receipts of various kinds or even little bits of scrap paper of all hues and sizes. In some cases, the paper is very fragile and could crumble away easily. The well-spattered pages of other recipes were obviously favorites and referred to often when following directions.

All together, it is a treasure trove of links to the past for various reasons. I decided to try out some of the recipes before passing the actual pages on to family members who may be interested in preserving these handwritten gems for posterity purposes.

My dear maternal grandma
My dear maternal grandma | Source

Applesauce Cookies

I decided to try this first of many recipes that I will be following because I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand in our pantry and refrigerator without having to shop for ingredients in the grocery store.

Back in the days when my grandma was making these cookies, she would have been using her own homemade applesauce which was delicious and came from trees in their own yard when they lived in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Following the directions exactly, I ended up with exactly fifty cookies...not the "6 1/2 dozen" that the recipe states that this will make.

These applesauce cookies are not overly sweet (which is to our liking) and they are nicely and aromatically spiced. They would make the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon coffee or tea break.

My hubby tasted them as did I and we both agree that they will make a nice addition to the cookie assortment that I give out as annual Christmas gifts to some of our friends. In fact if I find other good recipes in my grandmother's old recipe file, I may alter the usual assortment quite a bit this next year.

Time will tell.

I will give the directions as they were written, but if you happen to have a convection oven, multiple tins of cookies can be baked at the same time and the time spent in the oven can be cut down as well. Eight to nine minutes was all it took to have these applesauce cookies rise and achieve a nice golden brown appearance while being baked in the convection oven instead of the 15 to 20 minutes as noted in the recipe.

Cool the cookies completely before packaging them up in a cookie tin or cookie jar.


Hand-written recipe for Applesauce Cookies from my Grandma
Hand-written recipe for Applesauce Cookies from my Grandma | Source

Ingredients for the Applesauce Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening, ( I used Crisco )
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, I used a large one
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dates, ( I used raisins )
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, ( I used walnuts )

Instructions to follow when making these applesauce cookies...

  1. Cream the shortening and sugar together. After they are well blended, add the egg to the creamed mixture and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift the flour together with the cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. Add the sifted ingredients alternating with the applesauce to the creamed mixture and blend together.
  4. Add the raisins and nuts and mix until blended.
  5. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie baking sheets. ( I use the product Pam cooking spray which works well. )
  6. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until well browned.
  7. Cool on wire racks.

Cook Time, approximate...depending upon if your oven is regular or convection.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 50 cookies

Preparation of Applesauce cookies, start to finish

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Blending the shortening and sugarSifting the dry ingredients togetherAdding the applesauce and dry ingredients in alternating fashion to the batter.Completed batter with raisins and nuts added.Uncooked batter dropped by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.Close-up of applesauce cookie still on baking sheet after being baked and prior to being moved to wire rack to cool.
Blending the shortening and sugar
Blending the shortening and sugar | Source
Sifting the dry ingredients together
Sifting the dry ingredients together | Source
Adding the applesauce and dry ingredients in alternating fashion to the batter.
Adding the applesauce and dry ingredients in alternating fashion to the batter. | Source
Completed batter with raisins and nuts added.
Completed batter with raisins and nuts added. | Source
Uncooked batter dropped by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.
Uncooked batter dropped by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. | Source
Close-up of applesauce cookie still on baking sheet after being baked and prior to being moved to wire rack to cool.
Close-up of applesauce cookie still on baking sheet after being baked and prior to being moved to wire rack to cool. | Source

Applesauce Cookies

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 56
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 4 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Baked Applesauce Cookies cooling on wire rack.
Baked Applesauce Cookies cooling on wire rack. | Source

Old Fashioned Cookies

If you decide to make this applesauce cookie recipe, please leave a comment below as to how you like them.

These would be perfect cookies to tuck into a lunch box or picnic basket for a sweet treat that also has some nutritive value. It is sure to be a winning recipe for your family and friends!

Stay tuned for some more old fashioned recipes dating back to my grandma's era.

I think I'll go grab an applesauce cookie right now along with an afternoon cup of herbal tea. Wish you were here to join me!

3.7 stars from 25 ratings of Applesauce Cookies

Slightly different Applesauce Cookie Recipe showing the health benefits of each ingredient.

Questions & Answers

  • Instead of shortening could I use butter for an old fashioned applesauce recipe?

    You could try substituting butter for the shortening in this old fashioned applesauce cookie recipe, but truthfully I have not had much luck in doing so with other recipes. Please let me know if it works for you.

© 2012 Peggy Woods

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    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Margaret Jackson,

      I am so pleased that you and your son enjoyed these old fashioned applesauce cookies. You will have to make more! (Smile)

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      margaret jackson 

      3 months ago

      Made these the other night and they were WONDERFUL!!! I sent a dozen to my son Next morning and that afternoon he informed my they lasted all of 15 minutes. He said more please.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Marilyn,

      Cooking times depend upon the altitude and other factors. Glad that you figured out what works best in your area. Like you, I like spices, so it is always an option to add them to your liking. Chocolate chips instead of raisins is a nice option. Thanks for your comment.

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      Marilyn B 

      3 months ago

      I made these cookies today. Applesauce cookies have always been a delicious treat, and they just happen to be my husband's favorite cookie. They turned out nicely and tasty, but flatter than I like. So I added a half cup of flour and lowered the cooking time to 10 minutes. Now they are almost perfect. When I make them again, I will add just a bit more of the spices. Oh, and I used chocolate chips instead of raisins.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Aurelio,

      Enjoy these applesauce cookies when you get around to making them. Happy to receive your comment.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      6 months ago from Orange County, CA

      Sounds yummy. Will have to try making this sometime.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dale,

      You can do this! Haha! Cookies are not that hard to make especially if you have made your wife and her sister an apple pie. Let me know what you think of these applesauce cookies when you make them.

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      Dale Anderson 

      6 months ago from The High Seas

      OK I've never even heard of Apple Sauce Cookies but I ran it past my wife and she is now insisting that I make them for her. She reasons that, because I once made her and her sister apple pie on a sheer whim, that I must also be able to make great cookies. I'm no baker so this will be a test of both my skill in the kitchen and my general good luck.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Becky,

      This recipe originated from my Grandma. I hope you like it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    • Becky Puetz profile image

      8 months ago from Oklahoma

      This cookie recipe sounds like it will be delicious. I'm going to try making them soon. Thanks so much for sharing your mother's recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      It really has been fun trying out some of these old family recipes. I should do more of it because we have discovered some that are truly delicious.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      The applesauce cookies look good. It must be a great feeling to be able to try out these old family recipes. The paper the recipe is written on has held up pretty well and the handwriting is lovely.

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      Peggy Woods 

      15 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Virginia,

      Thanks for sharing this recipe with your Facebook friends. That is so smart of you to share your own family recipes in the ways that you are doing. Hope you have lots of sales on those postcards with the recipes. Interesting concept!

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      Virginia Allain 

      15 months ago from Central Florida

      Oh, yummy sounding.

      I'm glad you are preserving and sharing your grandmother's recipes. I've been putting my mom's on a nostalgia blog I created for her memory. I also put them on Zazzle postcards so people can buy them to mail to friends.

      I'll share your link with a Facebook group that likes old recipes.

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      Peggy Woods 

      16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Glenn,

      You can definitely use less sugar depending upon how sweet your applesauce happens to be. I often cut back on the recommended amounts of sugar in recipes.

      Crisco is still available for sale in stores. They still sell it in the cans but also in stick form similar to butter. I often purchase the butter flavored Crisco in stick form when I use it.

      Thanks for the condolences. My mother has now been gone 8 years. I still miss her. In addition to being my dear mother she was also my best friend.

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      Glenn Stok 

      16 months ago from Long Island, NY

      I found this recipe very intriguing because I make apple sauce sometimes. But I never imagined using it to make cookies. Your mom's recipe looks tasty and I’ll need to try it. The pictures look yummy. I have a sifter, but I just need to pick up some of the ingredients. I might use less sugar though.

      By the way, you brought back a childhood memory. My mother used to use Crisco when she made cookies. I didn’t know that’s still around.

      I think it’s great that you found all those handwritten recipes your mom saved from her mother. I’m sure they add a tremendous treasure to your memories. Sorry to hear about your mom's recent passing.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Britt,

      I agree with you. I have many such hand-written recipes from my family. Glad you liked this.

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      Britt Bogan 

      2 years ago

      It's really neat to see the hand-written recipes! (With ingredients that can be pronounced, no less) :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DREAM ON,

      You certainly love those cookies that your mother makes from your comment. If you have not shared it here, perhaps you could? Those old timey recipes are often the best. Hope you like these applesauce cookies.

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      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Peggy W I will have to try those wonderful apple sauce cookies. The best of your hub was the hand written recipe that brought back memories of my mom. She made a cookie with everything in it. Almost lethal but so delicious. Thank you so much . Have a great night.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Roberta,

      Enjoy this good applesauce cookie recipe. I used to make homemade applesauce when I lived in Wisconsin and grew up eating my mother's homemade applesauce. This is a great time of year for eating apples or using them in other guises such as these cookies. Thanks for your comment.

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      RTalloni 

      5 years ago from the short journey

      Stopping back by to say that I've also not pinned several recipes due to joining Pinterest late in the game…but I expect to catch up as you are doing. Apple season is the perfect time to make good use of this recipe, as well as any other season. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Journey *,

      So glad you enjoyed this hub with the photos and directions on how to make this old fashioned cookie. Appreciate your comment and votes. :)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      6 years ago from USA

      Hi Peggy W,

      This hub is laid out so beautifully with the photo of your grandma and the hand written recipe and everything. The recipe also sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us. Voted this hub up and beautiful.

      - Journey *

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      I read that tip some time ago and have used it at least partially to cut back on the higher calorie oils and or shortening. Like you said, it works! Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Plain applesauce (without sugar or high fructose corn syrup added) is such an excellent ingredient to use in baking. It can be used in the place of shortening in most recipes for more healthful results. It's a great way to sneak fruit into the diet! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Your cookie board on Pinterest is expanding big time! Nice for those looking for some good recipes. Thanks for the share.

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      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      Adding these cookies to my cookie board on Pinterest. They look so good.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Nice that you also have family recipes to treasure, make and share with others. Often they are the best! Thanks for the votes, 5 star rating and the share. Let me know if you make these applesauce cookies and how you like them. :))

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      C E Clark 

      6 years ago from North Texas

      Don't know how I missed this recipe all this time! I think it's awesome that you have your mothers/grandmother's recipes. I have lots of my mother's recipes too.

      These cookies look yummy, and I know your friends who will be the lucky recipients of them at Christmas must appreciate and enjoy them so much! I think handmade gifts are appreciated more these days because they are all but impossible to buy and they show that you care.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, shared, and gave you 5 more stars!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dwachira

      I'll bet that not only your son, but you will enjoy these old fashioned applesauce cookies as well. Thanks for the vote up and your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stacy (barbergirl),

      I still have many old recipes written by my grandma that I have yet to try. It is fun to replicate these old recipes! You should try some of your grandma's hand written ones. I truly think you will like these applesauce cookies if you give them a try. Appreciate your comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I would like to try this old fashioned cookie recipe, the cookies look delicious and i can bet my young son will love them. Voted up.

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      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      These look delicious... and I have all the ingredients on hand too. I might have to make some of these as the calorie count isn't to bad. However, if they are addictive I might just need to stay away.

      I too have a bunch of my grandma's old recipes. I might have to go through them and see if I can actually read them. Not only are they faded but her handwriting has never been easy to decipher. It might make for a fun activity! :)

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello whalefeather2,

      So your grandma also made applesauce cookies! Nice! It is wonderful thinking back to the days of our grandmother's cooking and baking. Ah...memories! Thanks for your comment.

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      whalefeather2 

      7 years ago

      These I remember from my grandma also. Everything she cooked or baked tasted like manna from heaven! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi livingpah2004,

      Hope that you enjoy these homemade applesauce cookies as much as we do. Thanks for your comment and vote up.

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      Milli 

      7 years ago from USA

      Delicious looking cookies. I have never made applesauce cookie. I guess it`s time to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ethel,

      Thanks for your comment. Am sure that you will like these applesauce cookies when you give them a try.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sofs,

      Enjoy your cookie baking time this weekend! Thanks for your comment.

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      Ethel Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      These sound and look delicious Peggy, thanks

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      Sophie 

      7 years ago

      Sounds delicious... a must try.. I will have to come back to read it again this weekend when I plan to make it.. I will hopefully find the time then.. LOL Thanks for the share.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Angela,

      Perhaps you made these applesauce cookies over the weekend? You sounded eager to try them. Thanks again for your comment. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

      They are good. Hope you bake these applesauce cookies sometime in the near future and come back to report how you like them. Thanks for your comment.

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      Angela Brummer 

      7 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I can't wait!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy, great recipe. Definately a must try. It sounds sooo good.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Angela Brummer,

      My grandmother (and mother, for that matter) were both wonderful cooks. It is nice to be able to see my grandmother's actual handwriting and to be able to touch the piece of paper that she touched so many years ago. I hope some family members of mine will treasure it as much as I do long into the future. The applesauce cookies are great. Enjoy! and thanks for your comment.

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      Angela Brummer 

      7 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Wow this sounds great I can't wait to try them! Your grandmother sounds like a great cook. I love the original recipe picture. I now have some of my own hand written recipes from over 20 years ago. Who would have know how quickly the time would pass or touching it is just to look at someones handwritting.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Coolmon2009,

      Glad to be able to introduce you to applesauce cookies. The spices make them very tasty. Appreciate your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      Let me know what you think after trying them. It is rather fun trying out all of these old time recipes and applesauce cookies are a winner in taste. Of course my grandmother would have used her homemade applesauce in the recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Coolmon2009 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      I will have to try this recipe. I never thought about applesauce cookie before, thanks for sharing.

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      billyaustindillon 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Peggy for a great recipe - never would of thought of apple sauce and cookies. I will certainly give it a whirl!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Thundermama,

      How nice that you also have recipes written in your own grandmother's handwriting! With your homemade applesauce and your liking of cookies that are not overly sweet, this recipe is sure to be a hit with you. Thanks for your comment.

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      Catherine Taylor 

      7 years ago from Canada

      By far the thing i treasure most from my grandmother is a collection of her favourite recipes in her hand writing. How lucky you are to have these. This recipe looks easy and delicious. I am a big fan of not overly sweet cookies and we have several apple trees leaving us with more apples and apple sauce then we know what to do with.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Trish,

      Thanks for the quick answer. Sounds like something that I should have in the house when baking.

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      Tricia Mason 

      7 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      Demerara is light brown unrefined cane sugar. It's not like molasses ~ it's granulated.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Trish,

      You made them even healthier with the oat flour and I'm sure the taste was still delicious. We always use unsalted butter in all of our recipes. I'm not familiar with demerara sugar. How is it different from regular white sugar? Appreciate your comment.

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      Tricia Mason 

      7 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi again :)

      Well, I made them ~ and they went down very well with my family.

      I adapted the recipe, very slightly, to suit our tastes:

      I used:

      unsalted butter

      demerara sugar

      1 egg

      Just over 1 cup of white flour

      and just under 1 cup of ground oats

      1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

      1/4 teaspoon mixed spice (includes cinnamon and cloves, as well as ginger and nutmeg)

      1/2 teaspoon salt

      1/2 teaspoon baking soda

      1 teaspoon baking powder

      1 cup sweetened applesauce

      1/2 cup seedless raisins

      1/2 cup ground almonds

      Thanks!

      Very enjoyable!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi John,

      If you like cookies with spices, am sure that you will enjoy these old fashioned applesauce cookies. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ruchira,

      Hope your family likes these applesauce cookies when you give them a try. Thanks for your comment, votes and the sharing of this hub. Much appreciated!

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      John Sarkis 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great hub Peggy, and thanks for sharing it Ruchira.

      I've never eating applesauce cookies before, but these look delish. I'll have to try them sometime.

      Thanks for your wonderful

      John

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      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      seriously peggy...applesauce in a cookie...wow i had to read it twice to believe it.

      I will definitely try this recipe but will not tell my family about the addition of apple sauce or else their noses will be touching their foreheads...lol

      very creative indeed..never ever thought about it. Also, your grandma's handwriting was so elegant. those simple days when writing by hand meant a lot so, eligibility was a BIG issue :)

      voted up and sharing it across, my friend!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stephanie,

      It is fun trying out these old fashioned recipes. Hope that you enjoy the flavors of these applesauce cookies as much as you enjoy your memories of them with your mother doing the baking. Appreciate your comment.

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      I haven't thought about applesauce cookies since my mother used to make them when I was a kid. She too used homemade applesauce for baking. I look forward to trying this recipe soon as I have all the ingredients on hand! They look delightful!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi RTalloni,

      These applesauce cookies with their fragrant spices would be wonderful to serve with afternoon tea. Enjoy them with my blessings! I keep them frozen with waxed paper put in between the layers. That way they can be retrieved and thawed for company purposes but are not there under your nose to tempt you to devour them all before occasions arise when they would be nice to have on hand. That is how I handle it. :)

      Thanks for your comment.

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      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      This recipe sound just right for afternoon tea. Keeping them on hand for those spur of the moment times company comes by would be a good idea, but not sure it would be possible. I would have to hide them from myself! I'm looking forward to making some of these soon--thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Express10,

      If you come back to this hub after making these applesauce cookies, you can always click on the star rating. Looking for all 5 stars on this one! :) Enjoy them and thanks for your comment.

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      H C Palting 

      7 years ago from East Coast

      I will be making after I go grocery shopping. Voted up, awesome, and useful because there is no tasty button :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello festersporling1,

      If you like applesauce and cookies, then this old fashioned recipe should be right up your alley! My Grandma would be pleased that others are now enjoying her hand-written recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Daniel Christian 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow. I love applesauce and cookies. I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for the great hub Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello J.S.Matthew,

      So nice to know that my grandma's recipe for applesauce cookies is being shared. Thanks for that as well as your comment and votes. :) Enjoy!

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      JS Matthew 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I have heard of applesauce cookies but never knew where to get them...now I do! Very well organized and attractive recipe article! Voted up, bookmarked and Shared!

      JSMatthew~

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi How to - Answers,

      So glad that you liked this old fashioned applesauce cookie enough to rate with the 5 stars and also share with others. It IS good, isn't it! Thanks for your comment.

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      L M Reid 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      This recipe from your grandma looks special. I love apple and cookies so the combination has to be tasty.

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up, Awesome and 5 stars

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi habee,

      Too bad we can't somehow share the aromas with our readers. Am certain that you would have enjoyed it from the baking of these applesauce cookies. It made for a very fragrant house! Thanks for your comment.

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      Holle Abee 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      These look and sound awesome! I can almost smell them baking. A 5-star rating, for sure!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello peachpurple,

      I agree with you that my grandmother was beautiful. Her interior being was even more lovely than her exterior appearance. Hope that you like her applesauce cookie recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      peachy 

      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Your cookies looks lovely. I am going to bake them. Your grandma is beautiful and she is really good at baking. You sure is a lucky woman. Voted up!!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      Enjoy! Thanks for your comment on these old fashioned applesauce cookies dating back to my grandma's recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Trish,

      Sometimes butter can be substituted for what we call shortening quite well and other times, it does not work quite as well. So let me know how it turns out for you. I am guessing that it will work for these applesauce cookies. Hope so! Others may also want to know. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Eddy,

      Thanks for your comment. Enjoy these applesauce cookies for yourself when you get a chance to make them.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi SanneL,

      Glad that you enjoyed this bit of family history along with the applesauce cookie recipe. These cookies would go well with your cups of tea! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sgbrown,

      Touching these handwritten recipes of my dear grandma makes me feel close to her and then making her recipes...it is certainly a tie to the past in more ways than one. Let me know how you like these applesauce cookies when you make them. OK? Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Brandym2012,

      These old fashioned applesauce cookies are delicious. Give them a try! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      I had to look up the meaning of chuffed. Yes...I was pleased to find these old handwritten recipes and just published another cookie recipe that I baked yesterday. Thanks for sharing this applesauce cookie recipe with others. Appreciate that plus your comment and votes. Thanks!

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      All my favourite ingredients, these cookies sound delicious.

      I'ts so special to still have the recipes handwritten by your grandmother, thank you for sharing with us - I will look forward to making these.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      These applesauce cookies are delicious. You will get to taste them when next we meet. It is fun trying out these old fashioned recipes from my grandmother. I have many more recipes to evaluate. More hubpage material! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Judi,

      These applesauce cookies are delicious! Next time you come over here, remind me. I have some in the freezer. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      So nice that you have your mother's handwriting in the margins of her old cookbook in your possession. Things like that become priceless! Thanks for your comment on this hub about old fashioned applesauce cookies that came from my grandma. Appreciate it!

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      Tricia Mason 

      7 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      Thanks for this! My son loves apple sauce, so I'm guessing that he'd enjoy these. I'm a terrible cook, but I'll have to try them.

      We don't use the term 'shortening' where I live ~ and I don't use margerines or hydrogenated oils ~ but I'm guessing that butter would suit the recepe quite well. Hope so :)

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Oh Peggy what a truly wonderful hub; I loved it and I am saving the recipes also.

      Thank you so much for sharing another of your gems;take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      SanneL 

      7 years ago from Sweden

      Peggy, not only do I always get the best recipes from you, but wonderful stories, pictures and family history as well! I will bookmark and share them with my nieces back home, who are always on the look out for new recipes. Voted up and pressed a lot of buttons.

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      Sheila Brown 

      7 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      These cookies sound delicious! How special it is that the recipe was hand written by your grandmother. This is definately a recipe that I am going to have to try. Thank you for sharing it with us. Voted up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Brandym2012 

      7 years ago from PA

      Thank you for sharing this recipe Peggy W. Your cookie's look delicious.

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      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      What a great find, you must have been chuffed to discover that important part of your families history and then to bring back her old cooking must feel kinda cool!

      Shared with followers, up, interesting and useful.

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      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      I love your trove of treasure recipes. You have a great collection of history that is so valuable and collected from your maternal grandmother and in her own handwriting. What a family treasure. A beauutiful photo of your maternal grandmother. The cookies are so moist and delicious. Great hub.

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      judio 

      7 years ago

      Can't wait to try these.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Peg,

      Yes, finding these handwritten recipes in my grandmother's hand as well as others that she collected is indeed dear to my heart. Glad you have ones of your own. Thanks for your comment.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      You did a remarkable job writing this Hub using the new format! I have my Mother's old cookbook. I would never part with it. It has her handwriting in the margins. I know how much you value your grandmother's recipes in her handwriting. Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      The recipe is so precious in its own right for the fact that your maternal Grandmother wrote it out in her own hand. Her picture is gorgeous and I'm sure that's where you get your good looks, Peggy.

      I can't wait to try these out and your hub has reminded me of a handwritten recipe for pecan sandies that I have from my own maternal Grandmother. Great formatting on the hub and the pictures were awesome!

      Peg

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