Soft Apple Ginger Spice Cookies

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


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)

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Joan Hunt Recipe
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Youngsville, NC (pop. 1,157)
Member Since Apr 2011
Joan's notes for this recipe:
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:
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Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in large bowl.
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.
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.
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.

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user Joan Hunt vegancook - Apr 14, 2011
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user Shawn A Reed reed20011 - Apr 14, 2011
I love anything with Apples!! yummy yummy gotta try this soon :)
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Apr 14, 2011
Welcome to are gonna love it!!
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