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I love these cookies. The applesauce gives it a fresh taste. We make them year after year for Christmas. We add plenty cinnamon!

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karindesnoyers November 30, 2014

Magpie diner's review made me skeptical at first, saying "the dough was not at all that tasy". I disagree. The dough was super tasty! It was neither super oily nor applesauce-flavored. In fact, my dough was a little dry, so I used a bit more than a 1/4 cup applesauce. The cookies were pretty good. They tasted a little off from regular sugar cookies. Next time I make them, I'll definitely just make them into snicker doodles. After all, there's 1/2 tsp cinnamon in the dough anyway. They'd be tasty rolled in cinnamon sugar and then baked. FYI: When I made these, I used all-purpose flour and regular vegetable oil. I also added 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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ocflav July 16, 2013

These are tasty and the dough is extremely easy to make. I have a toddler and wasn't willing to give up my precious moments alone to roll out dough, so I rolled the dough into a log, put it in the fridge and then sliced it up for cooking. Super fast. I also made a batch in which I added 3 T of cocoa. SUPER tasty. I didn't compensate enough with the wet ingredients so it was a little difficult to work with - if you try this, add more appleasauce. Thank you for posting this. An addition to my previous review: I substituted 1/4 c of cocoa for 1/4 c of sugar. That worked out great. I have also substituted mashed banana for the applesauce. It's definitely banana-y, but if you like that (esp with cocoa, as I do...), then it's great.

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cathianne January 31, 2010

These worked out really nicely for me. I must admit, I was a little skeptical, the dough was not all that tasty (well, tasted like applesauce), and it was pretty oily. I made it a day ahead and left it in the fridge. I don't know if having it so cold helped or hindered, but we didn't have any problems rolling it out (no more than usual with sugar cookies). We made us of the entire batch of dough, it didn't dry out or become brittle. The final product doesn't taste like applesauce thankfully! Great recipe, thanks!

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magpie diner December 12, 2009

I've made these twice now and both times I had to add some water to make the dough stick together. However, they came out great and no one seems to know they are vegan. I'm thrilled to find a recipe without dairy. Thanks for posting it.

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IrishHeart December 04, 2008

This recipe failed terribly for my until I added egg substitute to equal 1 egg, then it all pulled to gether lovely. Easy to make, very healthy.

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intoimmortalrain February 15, 2008

I made these cookies for my daughter, who is vegan, but I actually liked them a lot, too. They are very easy and quick to make. The only change I made was to use strawberry applesauce, since that was all I had, but it still worked. I think I did overcook mine a bit but I'll adjust the cooking time next time.

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Just Alison February 04, 2007
Vegan Sugar Cookies