I make a large batch of Roasted Applesauce every other month or so and then freeze it in individual containers to enjoy whenever I am craving it. I prefer roasting my applesauce which I find really intensifies the sweet apple flavor. I decided to bake some cookies with the applesauce this past week, and adapted an old favorite raisin spice cookie recipe to include applesauce. I then tweaked the recipe further to make it a little healthier by substituting olive oil for the butter, and some whole wheat pastry flour for half the regular all-purpose flour. The cookies turned out great, and I am sure I will be making them often in the future.
Deborah Mele 2011
Roasted Applesauce Cookies
Olive oil and applesauce help keep these cookies healthy without sacrificing any of the flavor.
- 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Roasted Applesauce
- 3/4 Cup All-purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Dash of Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup raisins
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Toasted Walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat the oil and sugar together until smooth, then add the egg and applesauce.
- Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the two flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture and stir just until blended.
- Add the raisins and walnuts and stir to combine.
- Use a tablespoon to drop two inch sized balls of dough on to a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes or until set and golden brown.
- Store in a airtight container.