Dad’s Frozen Cookies

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My dad is famous for a lot of things, but these cookies are at the top of the list. My dad’s mom used to make these cookies for him, so this recipe goes way back in the family archives:)

These cookies are not the prettiest, they really don’t look special, but I am telling you, they are!!I have been eating these cookies since I was little. They are one of my favorites! They always remind me of good times:)

The key ingredients are oatmeal, chunky cinnamon applesauce, tons of cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, lots of vanilla, raisins, and chocolate chips. The cookies are nice and chunky! You get a mouth full of YUM in every bite!

The cookies taste great out of the oven, but our family eats them frozen. That is what makes these cookies special! As soon as they cool, bag them up
or put them in a container in the freezer. I promise, they are SO much better frozen!

We buy Musselman’s Cinnamon Chunky Applesauce for this recipe. Sometimes it is hard to find, so if you see it on the grocery shelf, stock up!

I know you will want to keep these cookies in the freezer at all times. That is another good thing, you can always have some on hand without them going bad! And don’t worry about thawing, you want them frozen for the best flavor!

Dad’s Frozen Cookies

½ c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. chunky cinnamon applesauce (Musselman’s brand if you can find it)
1 c. raisins
2 T. vanilla
2 c. flour (maybe a bit more if the batter is too wet)
½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Cinnamon
¼ tsp. Cloves
½ tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Soda
2 ½ -3 c. oats
Chocolate chips- we use semi-sweet, and we never measure! Add what you like!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar, and egg. Mix in chunky applesauce. Add raisins and vanilla.

In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and soda. Add into liquid mixture. Stir well.

Next, stir in oats and chocolate chips. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes.

For the best results, freeze them after they are cool! They are SO good frozen!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. What an interesting combo! My favorite non-homemade cookie is Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints (frozen), so I am partial to a frozen cookie myself. Happy New Year!

  2. lol, i’ve only eaten frozen cookies and maybe a muffin or two out of weakness 🙂 these sound fantastic!

  3. Frozen, that is so interesting! I’ve never heard of eating a frozen cookie before. Just the curiosity of it is going to force me to make them! 🙂

  4. it’s those passed-down recipes that have everything you wouldn’t think of that are the best. I would eat these up too.

  5. That doesn’t surprise me about eating them frozen- I bet they taste wonderful! Your dad is an awesome cook- how fun!

  6. That is wonderful! I agree with you, some of the best tasting cookies are just not eye candy! But love these.

  7. Those look so yummy! Isn’t it funny how temperature changes treats. I love frozen mini-Snickers more than room temp.
    Happy New Year!

  8. I’m intrigued! If the recipe has been in your family for ages then it’ll be a good one.

    We’ve recently bought a new fridge/freezer where the freezer is on the bottom and I’m having visions of my one year old boy getting at the cookies!

  9. You had me at chunky cinnamon applesauce. These sound wonderful! Not every cookie can be a show stopper, some are more subtle in their awesomeness. Thank you for sharing. I love a good oatmeal cookie, and I’m looking forward to testing out this whole frozen cookie snacking recommendation.

  10. I gasped when I saw the picture of these cookies just now. I thought the recipe was a secret, but evidently not 🙂

  11. Freezer cookies! That’s so unusual, but sounds great. Especially on a hot summer month– you can bake them ahead of time and pop them for a cool treat! 😉

  12. not pretty is sometimes the tastiest. these sound really interesting — l love the idea of using chunky applesauce in a cookie. yum!

  13. They sound great frozen or not! I have a friend that also eat some cookies frozen and I think that’s quite funny. I’ve actually tasted them and they’re great!

  14. Oh, now I understand… At first I thought you meant to freeze the dough and cook as needed. But you actually eat the cookies frozen, that’s so cool! (pardon the pun) 😉

  15. I made these yesterday and they were SO GOOD! I don’t even want to tell you how many I ate. My family loved them. I will make them again for sure 🙂

    1. These are my favorite cookies! So happy you liked them. We have some in the freezer right now. I better go eat one:)

  16. Found this recipe in your cookbook and was so curious. Ate half of them fresh and froze the other half. Didn’t have chunky cinnamon applesauce on hand so used regular. I was shocked by how much I liked these. Definitely will be making them again and I want to always keep a stash in the freezer! Absolutely delicious!