Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

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I made this cookie on the same day that I made the Jacques Torres’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Jacques Torres’s Cookies were big, gorgeous cookies that looked like they came from a bakery and this little cookie could not compete in the looks department, but in the taste department my husband preferred them.

They were chewy and sweet, with no crunchiness in sight. They didn’t really need the icing. I think perhaps Martha just added the icing to dress them up a bit. Mine were really flat and if I make them again I’d try adding a bit more flour.

Yield: 30 cookies

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins


  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup



  1. Preheat oven to 350. Put butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins.
  3. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely.


  1. Whisk confectioners' sugar, syrup, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies, let set.



My sweet mom, who never met a cookie she didn’t like, passed away last night. She was so proud of me. She loved visiting my blog and read every one of my posts. She was my biggest fan. I’ll miss her so much.

Mom’s the first one you call
when the best things happen…
when the worst things happen…
or when you just need to know
someone loves you.

This post is part of a 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies blog hog. Be sure and check out all of the fabulous cookies the other 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies bakers baked up this week.

12 weeks of Christmas


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originally published November 26, 2010 — last updated July 24, 2019
Categories: Cookies