Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

These cookies satisfy my Diabetic husband's sweet tooth and my chocaholic cravings. The applesauce helps to make them moist.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the shortening and sugar replacement.
  2. Add egg and blend well.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together and add alternately with applesauce and water to the creamed mixture.
  4. Be sure to add flour first and last.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made these cookies this evening - baked them at 200C for 15 minutes in my oven. Tastewise, I feel they need more sugar in order to be sweeter. I used white sugar instead of a substitute(1/3 cup) but I'll use 2-3 tbsps. more next time. Also, I did use sweetened applesauce(homemade) and not unsweetened but still, I feel more sugar was required. Also, I did use a little over 1/2 cup of melted margarine(for vegetable shortening). I used all-purpose flour instead of cake flour(am not sure what "cake flour" really means). What I was drooling over all through while mixing the ingredients together, was, the appearance of the final mixture(i.e. before dropping it by tbsps. to bake). Oh, that is worth a 100 stars! Really tempting;)

Charishma_Ramchandani April 09, 2003

The previous review is correct. I followed this recipe to a T and there is no sweetness to these cookies. You must triple the sugar substitute and use sweetened applesauce. The cookies are moist and are visually appealing.

lkatt May 08, 2008