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oatmeal cookies with nuts

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies are a deliciously soft and chewy, no-chill cookie recipe that's easy to make in under 30 minutes and so perfect for fall.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, cookie, cookies, no-chill, oatmeal, raisin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins optional
  • 1 cup nuts walnuts or pecans chopped, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line the baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  • Mix in the applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  • In a small bowl, add the raisins and a spoonful of the flour mixture. This will keep the raisins from clumping together in the cookies so they are evenly disbursed.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to wet ingredients, making sure to mix well.
  • Fold in the oats, raisins and pecans.
  • Divide the batter using a medium cookie dough scoop, roll into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly golden and slightly set. Bake 1-2 minutes longer for a crispy cookie.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on wire rack.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.