Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies packed with homemade applesauce and plump raisins. Yesterday I made some Baked Applesauce with these cookies in mind. I have been eyeing this recipe for months but never had any applesauce in my pantry. The chunky applesauce gives these cookies amazing texture and tremendous apple flavor. You don’t have to use homemade applesauce in these cookies, but if you use store-bought make sure it is chunky applesauce, otherwise the dough could be too runny. If you still find your dough a bit soft, just place in the refrigerator until it has set up. 🙂

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Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

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For the Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (packed) light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
  • 1 cup golden raisins

For the Maple Icing:

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until combined. Add egg and applesauce and mix until blended, 2 to 3 minutes. On low speed, mix in dry ingredients. Fold in raisins.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoons on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together  confectioners’ sugar, syrup and water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies, let set before serving.

Yields: 2 ½ dozen cookies

Source: adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies

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14 Responses to Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Yum! Lately there have been so many great cookie recipes in the blogs and this one is no exception. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Very nice recipe Christina!

  3. jennknee says:

    I can’t even imagine the delicious smells this made in your kitchen!!

  4. How good does this look! Wow. I love adding apple sauce to pancakes, cookies, quick breads, etc. Such a nice addition to baked goods.

  5. These look awesome! I use unsweetened applesauce for oil in all of my desserts. Looks delicious!

  6. peachkins says:

    These look so delicious!

  7. *Whimper* those look so good! I want some now… 🙂

  8. I saw this in the MS cookbook yesterday when debating on what to make. I guess that means I need to make it now huh?! Looks great 🙂

  9. Wendy says:

    These look delicious and perfect for fall! Can’t wait to try them.

  10. Kelly says:

    Wow these look amazing, what a great recipe! 🙂

  11. bakingjenn says:

    Gosh these look great!

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  13. These look lovely! I bet they made your house smell amazing too and great icing!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous – and now that we are finally getting some decent tasting apples down here in the south of Spain it´s time to try out some of these lovely apple recipes!

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