Monday, May 6, 2013


This is a recipe I got from my dil Sara a couple of years ago. She made it as a healthy cookie snack for the kiddoes.  The first time I made it I added a handful of chopped nuts.

A friend from church recently lost her mother.  Following the memorial service at church was a cookie reception for those in attendance.  Our Sunday school class prepared the cookies. 

I offered to make cookies that would be sugar free for those who needed to limit their sugar intake.  I thought about this recipe since I could use no-sugar-added applesauce and stevia.  (The most recent applesauce I bought is sweetened with Splenda.)  I also didn't include any nuts in case people had nut-allergies.  

I have written the recipe first as Sara's original recipe and included my changes in the parenthesis.  The recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.


1     cup applesauce (no-sugar-added or sweetened with Splenda)
1     cup sugar (1/2  cup sugar & stevia blend or 1 cup Splenda or stevia in the raw)
1/2  cup shortening
1      egg
2     cups whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1     teaspoon salt
1     teaspoon baking powder
1     teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Beat sugar, shortening and egg until fluffy.

Stir in applesauce.

Sift dry ingredients.

Mix well dry ingredients with batter.

Form cookies with a small cookie scoop or teaspoon and flatten lightly on non-stick cookie sheet.   

Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until edges are slightly brown.

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.


  1. directions say eggs but your list of ingrediants (sp) its not listed.

    1. So sorry Lisa Carl about that. I am so glad you caught my mistake. So many people have viewed this post but but not said anything. I did omit 1 EGG. Every thing else is accurate. Thanks again. Hope you enjoy the cookies.

  2. How is this sugar free? Try again...

    1. You can use either unsweetened applesauce or applesauce sweetened with Splenda. I also use stevia for the sugar.