Brown Sugar Applesauce Cookies


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.




20 min


8 min


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