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Sugar Cookie Recipe with Applesauce

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Sugar cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, but they can be enjoyed all year round. This Sugar Cookie Recipe with Applesauce adds moisture to the cookie which keeps them soft. The dough is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite mix-ins. 

Try out this recipe and enjoy some delicious sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookies made with Applesauce

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Ingredients For This Recipe:

How To Make This Sugar Cookie Recipe With Applesauce

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the sugar and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, both sugars, and the vanilla. Add the applesauce to the sugar bowl and mix well again.
  3. Combine both the dry and wet ingredients and mix well until a thick dough forms.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Press down the balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the bottoms start to turn a very light gold color. Leave on the pan to cool for a few minutes.

How does applesauce contribute to the flavor or texture of the cookies?

In thisrecipe, unsweetened applesauce serves the same purpose as butter or oil. Applesauce behaves very similarly to fat. It prevents a rubbery, dense texture from developing as a result of the flour protein mixing entirely with the wet ingredients. This is the function of applesauce in baking.

Does applesauce change the texture of baked goods?

Remember that applesauce changes the flavors and textures of baked goods, and that certain recipes react to the change more favorably than others. If you’re a little hesitant about using applesauce as a replacement, try cutting the oil out by half rather than completely.

What does applesauce do in baking?

Applesauce is a fantastic fat replacement in many baked items in addition to being a full and healthy snack. Cakes, pastries, muffins, and breads made using applesauce instead of butter or oil have more fiber and fewer calories. Additionally, applesauce will keep your baked goods moist and fresh for a longer period of time due to its high water content.

Sugar Cookies made with Applesauce

Does applesauce make things moist?

Applesauce reduces fat to make baked products tasty and moist.

In addition to lowering calories and fat, using applesauce in place of oil or butter also adds flavor, moisture, minerals, and fiber.

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So there you have it – a moist and delicious sugar cookie recipe that’s made with applesauce! Why not give them a try? 

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how good they are. And if you do end up making them, don’t forget to share a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #thewoodenspooneffect. I can’t wait to see them!

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Sugar Cookies made with Applesauce

Sugar Cookie Recipe with Applesauce

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Moist Sugar Cookies made with Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Vegan Butter salted, room temp
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tbsp Pure Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the sugar and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, both sugars, and the vanilla. Add the applesauce to the sugar bowl and mix well again.
  3. Combine both the dry and wet ingredients and mix well until a thick dough forms.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Press down the balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the bottoms start to turn a very light gold color. Leave on the pan to cool for a few minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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Michele Graham

Sunday 11th of September 2022

I love the addition of the apple sauce. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday.

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