Soft Apple Ginger Spice Cookies

Joan Hunt Recipe

By Joan Hunt vegancook

In addition to being some of the best spice cookies you’ll ever eat, these may also be the easiest since you don’t need an electric mixer to prepare the dough. You can also make them without diced apples, or substitute dried cranberries.

Per cookie: Calories: 176, Protein: 2g, Total fat: 6g, Saturated fat:


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
Makes 20 4-inch cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
canola oil
1/4 c
unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c
molasses
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
sugar, for rolling cookies
1 large
apple, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray.
2
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in large bowl.
3
Whisk together oil, applesauce, and molasses in separate large bowl. Whisk in 3/4 cup sugar. Stir in flour mixture with spatula. Fold in diced apple.
4
Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Roll 1/4 cup dough into ball, then roll ball in sugar. Repeat with remaining dough. Place balls on prepared baking sheets.
5
Put baking sheets in oven, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops of cookies are dry and bottoms are golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool.