Applesauce Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I was in the mood for cookies earlier this week.  Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on cookies when I did our 2 week meal plan and shop, so the usual cookies that I’d make were out of the picture as most of the ingredients for them were either unavailable or earmarked for something else.

What to do, what to do… improvise!  Nothing like a hungry pregnant woman to force some innovation in the kitchen :-)

I did a few Google and Pinterest searches and found a recipe for these beauties: Applesauce Cinnamon Sugar Cookies.

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Healthy?  Um, no – not really.  Delicious?  Oh yes.

Easy to make, too, and they yield a decent amount: 2 dozen cookies {roughly 1.5 inches in diameter}.

I used some of my homemade applesauce that I had in the fridge plus 6 other ingredients and voila – cookies!

Applesauce Sugar Cookies

  • 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce (I make my applesauce with cinnamon – that’s fine!)
  • 1 C (225g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C powdered/icing sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 325F/160C.

Beat applesauce, butter, powdered sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until well combined.  Slowly add in flour and continue beating until everything is mixed and there are no lumps.

In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon.  Shape cookie dough into balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Place on greased cookie sheets and slightly flatten.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 – 20 minutes, then cool on wire rack.  Try not to eat too many at once :-)

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I wasn’t the only one who liked them!

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