Applesauce Cookies


Thanks to Go Dairy Free viewer Phillip for emailing this traditional and time-tested recipe for applesauce cookies. As for the source, he said, “My Mom, Muriel, got this from Laura Goddard, a friend of hers.” This recipe is dairy-free, optionally nut-free, and optionally soy-free.

Applesauce Cookies
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Serves: 48 cookies
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine (soy-free optional)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup chopped raisins – optional
  • 1 cup chopped nuts – optional
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar thoroughly.
  4. Add applesauce and egg to the creamed mixture.
  5. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the raisins and nuts if using.
  7. Drop by teaspoonful two or three inches apart onto greased baking sheet.
  8. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls two or three inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes.

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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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