Brown Sugar Applesauce Cookies

  • 28 mins
  • 14 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • for the frosting
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbs milk

 

  • Beat together the brown sugar, shortening, applesauce and egg.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or more.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Drop the dough by the rounded spoonful about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until browned.
  • Immediately remove from the cookie sheets. Cool and spread with fros
for the frosting:
  • Heat the butter over medium heat until delicate brown. About 2 to 3 minutes using medium heat.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat in the milk until smooth.
  • Spread over the cooled cookies.

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