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Iced Oatmeal-Applesauce Cookies

These Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies are packed with oats, applesauce, and two types of raisins, for the most delightfully chewy oatmeal cookie around! Drizzle them with a maple icing and just try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!

(This recipe for Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies was originally posted in May 2011, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

Head-on view of a stack of four oatmeal applesauce cookies with maple glaze with a rack of more cookies and a bottle of milk in the background and "Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies" text at the top

There isn’t much in life I love more than a good old-fashioned oatmeal cookie. And yes, I choose to always include raisins in my oatmeal cookies. But this is the first time I’ve made Oatmeal applesauce cookies. And it definitely won’t be the last because these cookies are so freaking good and pretty much the stuff my dreams are made of.

ICED OATMEAL APPLESAUCE COOKIES RECIPE

Are you a raisins in your oatmeal applesauce cookies type of person? Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate as much as the next person, but I’m not always in the mood for it. And then I’m not, nothing hits the spot like an oatmeal raisin cookie. This cookie uses two types of raisins, regular and golden! Feel free to just use one if you don’t feel like purchasing both (to be honest, I’m not totally sure what difference it makes in terms of taste) But, I also totally understand if you’re just not a raisin person. You can always opt to leave them out! Orrr replace them with chocolate chips if that’s more your thing.

Whatever you choose to do, just try your best not to eat all of the batter before you bake the actual cookies. That is most definitely the toughest part about making these!

A collage showing process of making oatmeal applesauce cookies, including bowl with flour, oats, and raisins; bowl with butter and brown sugar, and bowl with batter

Once you have them out of the oven and cooled, you will drizzle them with a delightful maple glaze. Then again, if you leave the glaze off them, I’m pretty sure oatmeal applesauce cookies make for a perfectly reasonable breakfast item. OK what am I saying, I’d eat them for breakfast even with the glaze on them!

Close-up overhead view of an oatmeal applesauce cookie drizzled with maple glaze on a baking rack

Another wonderful idea? Crumbling the cookies over a bowl of yogurt for a little not-so-bad-for-you sweet treat. Of course, you can always just eat the cookies as one does. I have to admit these did not last long in my house AT ALL. There’s something about the consistency of them that’s just so wonderful… they’re a bit flatter than your typical oatmeal cookies (probably because of the applesauce) and nice and chewy.

View of a stack of iced oatmeal applesauce cookies with a bottle of milk with red and white striped straw and rack with more cookies in the background

I almost never drink milk these days, but oatmeal applesauce cookies and milk just felt so right to me! Kind of like I was a kid again? But a kid who can eat as many cookies as she wants without anyone saying otherwise. The best kind of kid to be, right?

Head-on view of a stack of four oatmeal applesauce cookies with maple glaze with a rack of more cookies and a bottle of milk in the background

These cookies will be made over and over again in my kitchen… And if you come over and tell me you despise raisins, I promise I’ll make you oatmeal applesauce chocolate chip cookies instead.

Are you a raisin in your oatmeal cookies type of person?

If you’re looking for more delicious cookie recipes, check out my Strawberry Milk White Chocolate Cookies, my XL Peanut Butter Cookies with Sprinkles, or these Momofuku Milk Bar Cornflake Chip Marshmallow Cookies.

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies are packed with oats, applesauce, and two types of raisins, for the most delightfully chewy oatmeal cookie around! Drizzle them with a maple icing and just try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce, cookies, Oatmeal
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
Glaze
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter,  granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  3. Mix in egg and applesauce until well-combined. Add the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and both raisins and mix until just combined.

  4. Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie or ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake cookie for 13-15 minutes, until the edges start to brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  6. When cookies are completely cooled, drizzle glaze over them.

Glaze
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes
Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies -- These Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies are packed with oats, applesauce, and two types of raisins, for the most delightfully chewy oatmeal cookie around! Drizzle them with a maple icing and just try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting | wearenotmartha.com #cookies #oatmealcookies #raisins #applesauce

10 Responses to "Iced Oatmeal-Applesauce Cookies"

  1. These cookies sound SO good!

  2. Erica says:

    I recently rediscovered my love of raisins, so the cookies sound awesome to me!! Oh and oatmeal definitely= a breakfast food 🙂

  3. Joanne says:

    I never fight an oatmeal cookie craving. EVER. It’s fruitless. They are too good.

    These look fantabulous!

    My roommate’s boyfriend brought me back one of these from some tropical locale when he went. It was love at first bite. They are dangerous.

  4. CookiePie says:

    Those cookies look fantastic — and perfectly acceptable for breakfast! Egg, applesauce, oatmeal — all breakfast foods! 😉 Love that rum cake too — I’ll have my slice toasted with a scoop of coconut sorbet, please.

  5. Sharlene says:

    Ahh I haven’t had an iced oatmeal cookie in far too long. And, yes, oatmeal in any way, shape, or form can be consumed for breakfast. YUM!

  6. sweeter salt says:

    these look so good. also, i made ginger cookies (w/ mango ice cream) for mother’s day, so i say seasonal, schmeasonal.

    laura

  7. kellypea says:

    Oatmeal cookies are good anytime of the year — especially warm from the oven. I just found the last recipe I experimented with and have been craving them 🙂 I used to not like the raisins in then when I was a kid but LOVE them now.

  8. Michelle Collins says:

    These cookies look fabulous! And I agree with you – the weather right now is not reminding me of spring!

  9. emily @ the happy home says:

    classics don’t have a time of year. these look so yummy!

  10. Juliana says:

    Oh! The oatmeal cookies with applesauce look great…have to give this a try. Like the idea of ice them with maple syrup…nice little touch to the cookies. Hope you are having a great week 🙂

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