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Maine Mud Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

“Every year as winter makes way for spring, we here in Maine experience a fifth season we call ‘mud season.’ I made this special treat to get through that period,” Kathleen Winslow relates from Swanville, Maine. “These cookies bring a smile to every face.” —Kathleen L. Winslow, Swanville, Maine
Maine Mud Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugars, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk and applesauce (dough will be thick and moist).
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spread with a fork to make irregular shapes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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