Applesauce Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by looneytunesfan

Christmas is coming. Time to start thinking about those cookie swaps.

Top Review by Lalaloula

I know, its not Christmas time anymore, but these cookies sounded so enticing to me that I just had to go and make them! ;) They are very easy and quick to make and taste wonderfully! Their texture is moist and not too dense. The flavour is incredible-spicy and sweet and oh so good! I made half a batch, which gave me 15 nicely sized cookies. I chopped my apple finely and reduced the sugar to less than 1/4 cup, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Thank you so much for sharing, this gem of a recipe, looneytunesfan! I will surely make this often again and that not only in holiday season.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 24Preheat oven to 375*. Grease 2 large cookie sheets.
  2. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
  3. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. With spoon, stir in apple, raisins, and walnuts if using.
  4. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets. Bake cookies on 2 oven racks 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned around edges and set, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking.
  5. While cookies bake, prepare Lemon Glaze:
  6. In small bowl, stir confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  7. Transfer cookies to wire racks. With pastry brush, brush glaze over warm cookies; cool completely.

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