soft apple ginger spice cookies

★★★★★ 4
By Joan Hunt
from Youngsville, NC

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:

★★★★★ 4
serves Makes 20 4-inch cookies

Ingredients For soft apple ginger spice 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 lg
    apple, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)

How To Make soft apple ginger spice cookies

  • 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.

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