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Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

In case you haven’t noticed I have been on a sweets kick lately! There are so many great fall recipes out there that I am trying to fit them all in. I can’t stop myself! So sorry if you are going into sugar shock after reading my blog this week. I hope you can hang in there for a couple more sweet posts because you don’t want to miss today’s cookie! And don’t worry we are sharing our goodies:)

I made Martha’s Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies and they were great! At first, I was a little skeptical. I had Josh eat a couple and he claimed he loved them, but he hardly ever complains about my baking/cooking so I never know what to think:)

So the next day I tried them and knew I had a winner on my hands. I think letting them “rest” for awhile helped. The oats were nice and chewy and the chunky applesauce helped keep them moist. On another good note, there is only 4 Tablespoons of butter in these cookies, not too shabby!

These cookies do have raisins in them, which I love, but if you are not a fan you can omit them. I think there is still enough flavor going on if you want a plain oatmeal cookie. I added in vanilla and cinnamon too because I am addicted to both! The maple glaze is a delightful addition to the already “full of fall flavor” cookie. So before winter takes over give these fall cookies a try!!



Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (I added this)
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (I added this)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  1. Make cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Add egg, applesauce, and vanilla, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in raisins.
  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely.
  3. Make icing: Whisk confectioners’ sugar, syrup, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies, let set.



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40 Responses to “Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies”

  1. 1
    ttfn300 — November 6, 2008 @ 7:15 am

    yummy!!

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    Erica — November 6, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    Owww! These look like pro cookies! Very nice! I love martha recipes!

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    Barbara Bakes — November 6, 2008 @ 7:23 am

    I love that they use chunky applesauce and less fat!

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    The Food Librarian — November 6, 2008 @ 7:30 am

    I’ve been wanting to try these. They look great…and with those ingredients it is lower on the sugar scale! :)

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    Meg — November 6, 2008 @ 7:36 am

    Congrats on another award! These look absolutely amazing!

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    Mary — November 6, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    Congratulations on your award. The cookies look just wonderful.

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    Life on Pelican Street — November 6, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    Mmmmmm! I have used applesauce in some baking recipes and it does have that great effect of keeping things really moist. See you guys tonight!

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    Cathy — November 6, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Oh, these look great! I remember eating the store-bought version of this cookie as a kid. I loved them, and I can only imagine how amazing they are homemade!

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    Jodi — November 6, 2008 @ 8:50 am

    Thanks for posting! The cookies look delicious and they’re pretty too!

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    Mary Ann — November 6, 2008 @ 9:16 am

    I am always too eager to try cookies when they are warm and think that they aren’t that great. But then I will go and try one a while later or the next day and they are amazing! This look like a great one to try!
    I know how you feel about having so many great sweet recipes to try! It is hard to pick which ones to make.

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    Manggy — November 6, 2008 @ 9:26 am

    Ooh, I love everything in the cookies! My brother hates everything in it, though, haha :) Oh well, more for me, right?

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    Amy Beatty — November 6, 2008 @ 9:31 am

    Wow, I have never heard of these cookies before. I’m going to have to try them. I love apple sauce and Oatmeal.

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    Allie — November 6, 2008 @ 9:49 am

    Yum the cookies look great! Congrats on the award!!

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    VeggieGirl — November 6, 2008 @ 9:55 am

    Well you KNOW that I have a sweet tooth, since I bake a lot, haha ;-) LOOOOOVE those cookies!!

    Congratulations on the well-deserved blogging award!!

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    Aggie — November 6, 2008 @ 10:09 am

    I love these!! They look great!

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    Colleen — November 6, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    Ooh icing and oatmeal! And then some applesauce to make us feel healthy! Haha – these look great!

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    Live.Love.Eat — November 6, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    These look suh-weeet!!!! Pretty too!! I’ll be joining you in the sweets department since I hope to make a pumpkin chocolate cheesecake tonight. Won’t be healthy though!

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    The Stressed Baker — November 6, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    Wow those look great!! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite – that is part of the reason why I have never made them because I would just eat them all but definetly think I have to try these!

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    Emiline — November 6, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Mmm, boy, those cookies sound fantastic! Perfect for fall…

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    Adam — November 6, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    I say keep the sweet tooth growing Maria, your recipes are always great and on the healthful side of sweetness :)

    These remind me of the oatmeal cookies of my childhood. I am so happy get both them and an AWARD :) Thank you so much!

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    Michele — November 6, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

    I’ve never thought of icing apple oatmeal cookies. These look lovely and I’ll definitely try frosting my next batch.

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    Pam — November 6, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    Mmmm good. I love the glaze on top. I always bake more in the winter too.

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    Dawn — November 6, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    You know I’m a huge fan of the drizzle, frosting, glazes, etc…. So, I’m loving these!

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    The Blonde Duck — November 6, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

    I love the apple crisp and the cookies. Yum! Bring on the sweets! I can’t get enough!

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    Rosie — November 6, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

    Congrats on your award!

    Those cookies look wonderful and I am enjoying the sweet treats around :)

    Rosie x

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    ask the booth — November 6, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    Thanks for these- we are going to be making some so soon, and then of course posting them on the bliggity blog. Thanks!

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    anudivya — November 6, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

    Maria, thanks for visiting me today!
    LOL and, I have been having a sweet kick for all my life! I can just eat these cookies day in and out. Looks gorgeous.

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    Navita — November 6, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    Hi Martha,
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hey as for your cookies…you wouldn’t belive that I also made a few last night…hubby loves them.
    Although in trying to make it healthy..I did add oats and instead of plain sugar I added demura for taste n look.(as I only have a regular microwave here).
    Will post them up soon…I love that icing on ur cookies..nice job!

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    Cakebrain — November 6, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

    Congrats on your award!
    Oy! You HAD to drizzle the icing over those cookies, didn’t you? They look so awesome!

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    Jerri - Simply Sweet Home — November 6, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    Wow! those look really good!

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    Dee — November 7, 2008 @ 1:54 am

    I’m not sure about the sugar shock, but I just slobbered on my keyboard. Congrats on the award :)

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    Freya and Paul — November 7, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    Gorgeous and perfect for the Autumn!!

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    mikky — November 7, 2008 @ 6:20 am

    wow… drizzling the cookies with the sauce look so good… and cheers for your new award… :)

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    Grace — November 7, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    i certainly don’t mind your sweets kick, and i certainly don’t mind thses cookies. i can almost smell them, but not quite, and that’s depressing. :)

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    Natashya — November 7, 2008 @ 6:50 am

    Oatmeal raisin is my favourite type of cookie. These look very tasty.

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    Stephanie — November 11, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    these look delicious!!!! i’ll have to make a note of these

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    Ally — August 30, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    I just made these cookies this morning for a dinner tonight and they are absolutely incredible! Even without the icing they really do have so much flavor and I followed your little changes such as adding cinnamon and vanilla and they are easily going to be one of my family's new favorites :)Great job!!!

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    Fran — October 23, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    I have an applesauce cookie recipe that the first time I made them I was SOOOO disappointed. They just weren’t very tasty. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away though so the next day I tried one and THEY WERE GREAT. Sometimes letting the flavors develop is the key. These look tasty (I’ll have them raisin-less)

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    Jo — October 25, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    Okay, so I made these tonight, and I’m pretty sure there is no need to bake — as I could sit here and eat the entire bowl of dough on it’s own. YUM! HOWEVER, I did bake them, and so far they are really tasty. I’m not sure on the maple syrup drizzle though, but I’m curious to see how it’s all going to meld together tomorrow… I think I’ve just eaten too much dough. ;) OH – and I did follow your recipe to a T and included the cinnamon and vanilla. An oatmeal cookie without those sassy ingredients seems like hog wash to me.

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