Chocolate Applesauce Cookies

Chocolate and applesauce flavored cookies that are melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious. Egg-free, flavorful and light, you simply can’t have just one!

I have a splitting headache as I write this post tonight so am afraid you won’t get much of a write-up with this cookie recipe. Suffice it to say these chocolate and apple-flavored soft cookies will become your kids’ favorite.

I can say that as my two tots absolutely loved these. Oh yes, hubby and I had a fair share of these cookies, too. So flavorful and quite light, you simply can’t have just one.

It’s pillowy-soft and gets its taste and moisture from the applesauce! It’s also egg-free so perfect for those who have egg allergies!

They are uncomplicated to assemble too so even your kids can help you make these.

These are better baked in small sizes as the photos show because it’s egg-free so large-size cookies may crumble a bit. Make it a baking weekend and make these with your family. Enjoy!

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  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pecans or Walnuts (optional)


Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter until well mixed. Beat in the applesauce.

Stir in the flour mixture until everything is well-blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and the nuts (if using).

The mixture may be a little wet. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours so it’s easier to manage.

Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

Drop the refrigerated cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls (or 1/2 tablespoons) onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. These are just mini-bite-size cookies.

Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy each sumptuous bite! 🙂

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Last updated on December 6th, 2023 at 04:13 pm



  1. December 9, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    can i use raisins instead of chocolate chips?

    • December 10, 2013 / 2:01 am

      Certainly, am sure it will be fine Colleen Powell. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. October 2, 2015 / 2:16 am

    I love applesauce in baking – and I have been craving a chocolate chip cookie! making these soon, thank you!

  3. October 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    This recipe is perfect for someone trying to get more fruit into their child's diet. Love the idea of applesauce as a replacement for sugar.

  4. October 2, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Those look so comforting and just in time for fall, Abby! Love that yo used applesauce so versatile for so many things to make. What I really love about your recipe that I can change a bit things to make it vegan! :

  5. October 2, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    I love baking with applesauce, these cookies look so good, my kids would love them!

  6. May 17, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I have just got fairly great result for the recipe. Thanks.

  7. September 30, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Perfect cookies, Abby! I'll try this recipe this afternoon!!

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