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Applesauce Cookies

These Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting are soft, moist and sweet with the comforting flavors of cinnamon and clove.
Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi


Applesauce Cookies

  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cloves

Caramel Frosting

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar, shortening and butter together.
  • Add eggs and applesauce and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of batter on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and leave cookies on baking sheet for an additional 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, heavy cream and brown sugar.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool, then stir in the powdered sugar.
  • Spread frosting over cookies.