Chewy Spice Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Spice Cookies Recipe

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This recipes fits the needs of those with special dietary restrictions and still delivers full flavor.—Leah Peterson, Ashland, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 56 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, applesauce, molasses and egg substitute. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; gradually add to brown sugar mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Spice Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p44

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"taste was way to strong and not good taste."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"These start out soft like a typical applesauce cookie but then get chewier as you eat them. They were okay."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"Delicious! I have been searching for a healthy alternative to another TOH spice cookie that we've always loved. This is it. I was concerned with how runny the batter was however, so I added an additional 3/4 cup of flour to make a stiffer dough."

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