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apple sauce in cookies

ChefEd Bethesda's picture
ChefEd Bethesda

apple sauce in cookies

Any ideas on using a small amount of apple sauce in a cookie recipe as, say, in place of some of the butter to make the cookies a bit more moist and also to cut back on the butter? A recipe calls for 1 1/2 stick . . .thought maybe 1 stick and 4 tblsps of apple sauce.\\??

verminiusrex's picture
verminiusrex

I've been using applesauce in cookies for years. I use the applesauce snack cups, because they hold 4 oz and are very convienient (a whole jar would go bad long before I used it up.) Just cut back a bit on the liquids/fats and see if it works and keep notes.

ChefEd Bethesda's picture
ChefEd Bethesda

Thanks. . . that seems to make sense. Washington Post a few weeks back had a rceipe for salted oatmeal cookies...a liberal dose of sea salt on top of chilled dough portions just before baking. Was awful..way too much. Even when using just a quarter of a 1/4 tsp salt. Skipped the salt and added choc chips and very good but it needed a bit of a moisterner hence my q abt applesauce. Thanks again..CE