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Favorite Applesauce Cookies (with Oats and Cinnamon)

Amy Palanjian
These cookies are a little crispy around the edges right out of the oven, but soften as they are stored.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 (Makes about 24 cookies)
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup smooth applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Stir the ingredients together in a medium bowl. The batter will be fairly thick and sticky.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon spoon to portion out batter onto the prepared baking sheet, placing batter about 1 inch apart. Press down slightly so the cookies are about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until firm to the touch and lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Store leftovers, once cooled, for 3-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. Or freeze in a zip top bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature.
  • Use smooth, unsweetened applesauce.
  • Use an applesauce that has good flavor when you taste it as that will impact the flavor of the cookies.
  • Store-bought applesauce works great or you can use homemade applesauce.
  • Use whole wheat flour or all purpose–they work the same though whole wheat flour cookies will be slightly darker (that's what I used in the photos here).
  • Gluten-free: Use cup for cup gluten-free flour mix.
  • Dairy-free: Use the coconut oil instead of butter.
  • Egg-free: Omit the egg, add 1/4 cup milk and increase baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 142IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword applesauce cookies
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