Cookies | September 7, 2018

Applesauce Cookies

If I tell you there is a delicious, fluffy completely addicting cooking that has NO SUGAR would you try it? Because these applesauce cookies are just that. Slightly sweet, moist full of flavor and chocolate perfect cookies without any sugar.

fluffy applesauce cookies stacked on cooling rack

My kids ate them so quickly! They had NO IDEA these cookies were different than others. Let me show you how fun and simple they are to make.

Applesauce Cookies

Let us start with the Applesauce. I used some homemade applesauce that I made just that week in the instant pot. Click here for the recipe, it is very healthy and easy.

ARE APPLESAUCE COOKIES SWEET WITHOUT ANY SUGAR?

If you are expecting a sugary cookie this is not it! Applesauce cookies are sweet but the intensity of the sweetness will depend on your applesauce. Because the applesauce is the sweetener I feel that it is important to have QUALITY sweet applesauce. My homemade applesauce had no added sugar, but was made with fresh, sweet apples so it was plenty sweet. If you are using a store bought unsweetened applesauce that is not very sweet to your taste as is don’t expect your cookies to be super sweet.

Step 1: Cream the butter, eggs and together. Then slow add flour

eggs, shortening and butter in mixing bowl

Step 2: While that is creaming together in a small separate bowl mix baking soda together with your applesauce. A nice little fizzing action will happen.

applesauce and baking soda in bowl with whisk

Step 3: Incorporate the applesauce mixture into the flour and creamed ingredients. After its well mixed gently mix in the chocolate chips.

applesauce cookies bowl with chocolate chips

Applesauce cookie batter

This batter is similar to a pumpkin cookie batter. It’s really sticky, not one that you can roll into balls. so just plop a spoonful on to a cookie sheet. Space them far enough apart to allow the cookie to rise and spread as it bakes.

raw applesauce cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

Bake them for about 12 minutes, when they are turning a light golden color. (clearly you can see we use extra chocolate chips)

baked applesauce cookies on cookie sheet

My entire family loves these cookies and they devoured the entire batch in 2 days this last time I made them. Depending on how large you make them it makes about 3 dozen.Plenty to share…if you are feeling generous.

baked applesauce cookies on cooling rack

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fluffy applesauce cookies stacked on cooling rack
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

​Apllesauce chocolate chip cookies are sweet, fluffy moist using NO SUGAR. Applesause is a helathy sweet alternative to make these cookies delicious.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip applesauce cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 pkg of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter, shortening, eggs, vanilla
  2. In a small bowl combine applesauce and baking soda
  3. Add to butter mixture, gradually add flour, add salt, stir in chocolate chips and drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 350 for 12-15 minutes
  5. Makes about 3 dozen
Recipe Notes

ARE APPLESAUCE COOKIES SWEET WITHOUT ANY SUGAR? 

If you are expecting a sugary cookie this is not it! Applesauce cookies are sweet but the intensity of the sweetness will depend on your applesauce. Because the applesauce is the sweetener I feel that it is important to have QUALITY sweet applesauce. My homemade applesauce had no added sugar, but was made with fresh, sweet apples so it was plenty sweet. If you are using a store bought unsweetened applesauce that is not very sweet to your taste as is don't expect your cookies to be super sweet. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. They turned out just like the picture! However, they were not sweet at all. Instead of homemade applesauce, I used store bought organic unsweetened applesauce. I had to add in 1/2c sugar to the batter – but that wasn’t enough. These “cookies” were certainly fluffy but tasted like / had the texture of chocolate chip pancakes (fluffy, dense ones). I probably will not make again if I’m wanting cookies. But for what they are – sugarless cookies – they sure are good pancake-type dumplings (Lol!). Would probably try to use sweetened applesauce next time.

    1. Hi Ashley,
      YES, in the post and recipe card it states very clearly that the applesauce IS THE SWEETENER and using an applesauce that has no sweetener or is bland will result in flavor similar. So make sure your applesauce is plenty sweet and flavorful.