Jumbo Apple-Oatmeal Cookies


Use your homemade applesauce to make a batch of these chewy applesauce cookies. The chunks of apples and rolled oats give the cookies unbeatable flavor and texture.

Jumbo Apple-Oatmeal Cookies on white and pink stripe background
Photo: Dera Burreson
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
16 cookies



  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cup cored, peeled and diced apple (such as McIntosh or Gala)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon milk (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add the next four ingredients (through salt) and beat until fluffy. Add applesauce, egg, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in oats and apple.

  3. Drop 1/4-cup scoops of dough 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 3 minutes on sheets. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. If desired, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and milk to make a thin icing. Drizzle over cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Folate, total 16.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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