Joan's StoryIn 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:
2 1/2 c
1 1/2 tsp
sugar, for rolling cookies
apple, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)
1Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray.
2Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in large bowl.
3Whisk 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.
4Place 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.
5Put 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.