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Grandma's Old Fashioned Applesauce Cookie Recipe

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 for one?

Plate of applesauce cookies for one?

My Grandmother's 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 have take the longest time to process 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.

Some recipes were written on the back of actual letters, while others were scibbled 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.

Altogether, 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

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, so don't have 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 her own yard when she 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 I like) 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 noted in the recipe.

Be sure to cool the cookies completely before packaging them up in a cookie tin or cookie jar.


 My grandma's original handwritten recipe for applesauce cookies

My grandma's original handwritten recipe for applesauce cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

  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 and it works well)
  6. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until well-browned.
  7. Cool on wire racks.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

50 cookies

How Do You Like These 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!

Another Applesauce Cookie Recipe

Questions & Answers

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

Answer: 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.

Question: What was your grandmother's name?

Answer: My grandmother's name was Regina. Everyone called her by her nickname, Reggie. Of course, to me, she was Grandma.

© 2012 Peggy Woods

Comments are always welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 10, 2020:

Hi Lois,

I hope that my grandmother's applesauce cookie recipe is much the same as your grandmother's recipe. Enjoy!

Lois Barry on April 10, 2020:

I lost my Grandma's applesauce recipe, and found yours online. It sounds exactly the same -- and the handwriting on the recipe card looks much like my grandmother's. Thanks so much!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 27, 2020:

Hello Christi Allen,

It is excellent that you found your grandmother's recipe for the applesauce cookies, and that it is very similar to this one from my grandmother. Enjoy!

Christi Allen on February 26, 2020:

Peggy I am so excited to find your recipe. My father's grandmother always had applesauce cookies in her cookie jar. He always remembered them. We had not been able to find the recipe and thrones we had tried were not the same. I came across your family recipe and it looked like it could be a match. My mom found a tin with a few of my granny greats recipes tonight and the recipe was in there. Other than brown sugar and a couple of different measurements they look very similar. I can't wait to try them both. Thank you for sharing your families treasured recipes and unknowingly helping me find mine. We had been sure it was lost forever. Thank you.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 20, 2019:

Hi Patricia,

Nice to know that your church friends enjoy these cookies. Sending good thoughts and angels your way today.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 20, 2019:

You do have many tasty cookies to try. I have also made these following your recipe and they were a hit. I often take cookies to our social hour at church so I know I will be taking these again soon. Angels once again are headed your way, my friend. ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 29, 2019:

Hi Lynn,

Oven temperatures vary from oven to oven, and when trying a new recipe, the first batch must always be watched carefully. Elevation changes can also affect recipes. These cookies are softer than many others. I am glad your husband liked them.

Lynn Thompson on October 27, 2019:

I made these cookies today and and baked the first batch at the time suggested 15 min. @ 400°....they were cremated !!! 8 1/2 - 9 min.@ 400° Tops !

I am an old hand at cookie making and these although soft their a little bland so I'm going to try half white suger and half brown next time...husband liked them ☺

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 02, 2019:

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)

margaret jackson on June 02, 2019:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 31, 2019:

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.

Marilyn B on May 31, 2019:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2019:

Hi Aurelio,

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

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on March 25, 2019:

Sounds yummy. Will have to try making this sometime.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 07, 2019:

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.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on March 07, 2019:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2019:

Hi Becky,

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

B from Oklahoma on December 31, 2018:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 12, 2018:

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.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 12, 2018:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 04, 2018:

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!

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on June 04, 2018:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 17, 2018:

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.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on May 17, 2018:

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 Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2017:

Hi Britt,

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

Britt Bogan on April 11, 2017:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 19, 2015:

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.

DREAM ON on July 19, 2015:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2013:

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.

RTalloni on September 30, 2013:

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. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 29, 2013:

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. :)

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on August 28, 2013:

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 *

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 10, 2013:

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.

justmesuzanne from Texas on June 02, 2013:

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! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 27, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

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

moonlake from America on April 27, 2013:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 09, 2013:

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. :))

C E Clark from North Texas on February 07, 2013:

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!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2012:

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.

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on September 06, 2012:

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.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on September 06, 2012:

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 Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 30, 2012:

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.

whalefeather2 on July 30, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 02, 2012:

Hi livingpah2004,

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

Milli from USA on June 01, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 31, 2012:

Hi Ethel,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 30, 2012:

Hi sofs,

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

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on May 30, 2012:

These sound and look delicious Peggy, thanks

Sophie on May 29, 2012:

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 Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 28, 2012:

Hi Angela,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 27, 2012:

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.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 27, 2012:

I can't wait!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on May 27, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 27, 2012:

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.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 26, 2012:

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 Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 25, 2012:

Hi Coolmon2009,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 25, 2012:

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.

Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on May 25, 2012:

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

billyaustindillon on May 24, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 17, 2012:

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.

Catherine Taylor from Canada on May 17, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 16, 2012:

Hi Trish,

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

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on May 16, 2012:

Hi :)

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 16, 2012:

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.

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on May 16, 2012:

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!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 03, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 03, 2012:

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!

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on May 03, 2012:

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

Ruchira from United States on May 03, 2012:

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!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 03, 2012:

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.

Stephanie Henkel from USA on May 03, 2012:

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!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2012:

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.

RTalloni on April 26, 2012:

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!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 25, 2012:

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.

H C Palting from East Coast on April 25, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 24, 2012:

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.

Daniel Christian from Los Angeles, CA on April 23, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 20, 2012:

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!

JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on April 20, 2012:

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~

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 19, 2012:

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.

L M Reid from Ireland on April 19, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2012:

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.

Holle Abee from Georgia on April 17, 2012:

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 13, 2012:

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.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 13, 2012:

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!!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hi Lesley,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hello Brandym2012,

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

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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!

Movie Master from United Kingdom on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

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!

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on April 12, 2012:

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 :)

Eiddwen from Wales on April 12, 2012:

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.

SanneL from Sweden on April 12, 2012:

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.