Cinnamon-Spiced Applesauce Cookies

Cinnamon-Spiced Applesauce Cookies

Craving a soft, chewy snack with warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg on a crisp day? Applesauce cookies have the perfect balance of sugar and spice. If you want the comforting flavours of fresh apple pie, then this applesauce cookie recipe is for you. They’re guaranteed to be a family favourite, and they make the sweetest gift for a friend, co-worker, or loved one! This fall treat stays soft for days and also makes an easy, fun holiday activity with little ones.

This wholesome snack is also made with many real, simple ingredients:

Rolled oats: Oats are a complex carb, so they’ll keep you full, with balanced blood sugar levels between meals.

Raisins: Antioxidant-loaded raisins are sugary, yes, but with natural sugars and powerful antioxidants, they make a great oatmeal cookie addition.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is another way to help balance blood sugar, plus they bring out so many delicious, warm flavours in treats.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg is known for its warm, nutty flavour, making it the perfect addition to comforting sweet treats. All you need is just a pinch or two for just the right amount of aromatic flavour.

Unsweetened applesauce: Natual applesauce consists of fibre, vitamin C, and contains no fat and few calories per serving. It also makes a great substitute for fat or oil in baking recipes without adding too much sweetness. Since this recipe lists sugar as well, unsweetened applesauce is a better choice for those of you limiting your sugar intake.

Hungry for more delicious cookies?
If you love these applesauce cookies, try these Almond Meal Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies.

Cinnamon-Spiced Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce cookies are soft, chewy, and have the perfect balance of sugar and warm spice. This easy cookie recipe comes together in less than one hour and makes a fun activity with little ones!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • Two large baking sheets


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup softened coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup natural applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Mix all dry ingredients and set aside
  • Cream together all wet ingredients (except raisins) until well blended
  • Soak your raisins in warm water for 10 minutes before using. This makes them plump for your cookies. Pat with a paper towel to dry
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients
  • Refigerate dough for 20 minutes to chill
  • After chilling, preheat oven to 350 F
  • Roll dough into heaping 1-tablespoon balls (or use a cookie scoop) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets
  • Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes or until edges set and begin to brown
  • Transfer them off the baking sheet after cooling for 10 minutes


Feel free to replace raisins with cranberries, chocolate chips, nuts, or your favourite topping. 
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Mmm, mmm, mmm… soooo good!   

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2 thoughts on “Cinnamon-Spiced Applesauce Cookies”

  • Yuuuuuummmm I had a half jar of apple sauce in my fridge and this was the perfect thing to do with it. I followed the recipe exactly (except for subbing chocolate chips for raisins), and the cookies turned out delicious – so flavourful and chewy. Plus, loved the added bonus of how baking these made my apartment smell heavenly. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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