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    Applesauce Gingersnap Drops

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    21 mins

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    11 mins

    Kandake's Note:

    I love these gingersnaps. They don't include any egg, and a very small amount of margarine, so they are lower in fat and cholesterol than most other gingersnap recipes I've tried. I also like that they are drop cookies. Besides cutting the prep time by removing the necessity of chilling before baking, this also makes for a lot less mess on your hands. It also feels nice to sneak a bit more fruit into the family's diet. The end result is a big, light, crispy-outside, chewy-inside "snappy" snap that is great with coffee, cocoa, or milk, and travels well. They are also sturdy enough to sandwich together - you might try with a light cream cheese frosting, or even vanilla ice cream, between two cookies for a kid-pleasing treat.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
    3. 3
      In medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, allspice, and salt.
    4. 4
      In large bowl, cream together sugar and margarine until well-blended.
    5. 5
      Stir in applesauce and molasses.
    6. 6
      Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture; mix until well blended.
    7. 7
      Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 1 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
    8. 8
      Flatten each slightly with moistened fingertips.
    9. 9
      Bake 11-14 minutes, or until firm.
    10. 10
      Watch carefully at end of baking, to prevent overbrowning.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2007


      I LOVED these! And so did everyone else that I shared with. I did make a few alterations. I used homemade apple butter instead of sauce. And then cut the sugar back by half a cup. I left the rest of the recipe the same. These are SO amazingly good. They came out with a great texture. The edges were crunchy but the rest of it was chewy. Simply perfect! I will make these again and again!

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    • on June 27, 2003


      Finally, a cookie that I can make for my "allergy bunch". Between my child and her two friends, there is an egg, a dairy, and a nut allergy. This cookie, when made with Fleischman's unsalted margerine, is safe for all three and is also extremely tasty. I added 2 tsp. of cocoa powder to add a hint of chocolate flavor and I was pleased with the results.

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    Nutritional Facts for Applesauce Gingersnap Drops

    Serving Size: 1 (865 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.3
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 76.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 9.6 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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