Delaware’s Applesauce Cookie

If you want your entire house to smell like Fall, bake this cookie. It’s amazing. The cookie itself taste like a mild gingerbread cookie without the snap due to the applesauce which makes them super soft and delicate. Continue reading if you want the recipe and behind the scenes info about what to expect when making this cookie.

Delaware’s “official” recipe is the Applesauce Cookie. It was originally submitted to the Capitol Cookies Cookbook by Sheila Fox, who got the recipe from her grandmother, Hazel Harris, who got it off the back of a Bisquick box.

Every week I ask my email list for a state nomination for the next week’s #CookieKindness box. Nobody on my mailing list knew anyone in Delaware, so then I went to Facebook…and still nothing! I even had a few friends re-share the post on their feeds to see if anyone on their timeline had anyone.

After a few days of nada, I decided to gift the batch to my Hubs and his work crew at Disney. Yes! My Hubs works where all the magic happens. He is the Lead Outside Machinist for Soarin’. We haven’t been to Disneyland since the pandemic and all I can say is…I could use a corndog from the damn red trolly right about now. It’s the best one you’ll ever eat. Swear to Zeus.

The Cookie:

The Recipe:

Baking Tips/Reminders:

  • Allspice isn’t my favorite because of the ingredient, clove. Too much of it and it taste like you’re eating a Christmas tree. So I went halfsies. 1 Tbsp. of Cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. Allspice.
  • Don’t like raisins? OMIT. Don’t be afraid to make the recipe your own.
  • Pay attention to that “drop by the teaspoonful” note. Your girl did NOT and it makes a difference. A larger cookie in this case means super soft and super delicate, almost to the point where you can’t pick it up to eat. If you need a clearer measuring unit, scoop up 1 Tbsp. of the dough for each drop.

First Taste Episode #8

Yeezus this is an awful angle and screenshot for me, hahaha.

So, whaddya think? Are you going to make these Applesauce Cookies this weekend? If you do, be sure to show me a photo (or whatever you bake this weekend!) of your bake in the comments. I’d love to see how yours turned out.

Be sure to stop by and say hi via Instagram! You can find me @sjrandol, let’s be friends! If you end up baking these cookies, I’d love to see them. Tag me or use the hashtag #CookieKindness.

Interested in joining my email list? Click here to sign up. You can expect more great recipes to try and other “food for thought” topics. You can also join our #CookieKindness Facebook group, we’d love to welcome new faces.

The #CookieKindness project is my attempt to spread good vibes because 2020 has been one helluva year and we could all use the reminder there’s much more good out there than not. Be kind.

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Shannon Randol

Sharing life and what's helped me grow through what I've gone through.

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