First Published: October 6 ,2014… Last Updated: September 14, 2019
With the onset of fall and the chill in the air arriving, these Applesauce Drop Cookies with Browned Butter Icing are the perfect little afternoon snack to have with a hot cup of tea!
These soft and tasty Applesauce Drop Cookies are a delicious and warming cookie to serve guest with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Kids love them and they make a great afternoon snack as well as a part of your Thanksgiving Dessert table!
The origin of Applesauce Drop Cookies
This month is my last post for the Secret Recipe Club. I have been with the club since it started when Amanda, over at Amanda’s Cookin’ started it from a group of us who used to chat in a Yahoo Group forum.
It took off like a storm and became so popular that there had to be 4 groups of bloggers who would post a different Monday of the month each week. I always have been in group A and I’m ending in group A.
Today, my last secret recipe surprise is Anna’s blog, Cheese with Noodles. I seriously considered making Amazing Stove Top Mac & Cheese from her blog considering her name, however I ran out of time and had to find something I had ingredients for right in my pantry and not have to make a store run.
That is when I came across the Applesauce Drop Cookies with Browned Butter Icing. Anna found the recipe from a Betty Crocker Cookie book. I wonder if she and I have that same cookbook? The Applesauce Cookie I knew would be a soft one which was a plus in Grumpy’s direction and the browned butter icing was the deciding factor. These cookies were going to be my post!
Variations to the recipe
Add 1 cup raisins, chocolate chips, or cinnamon chips or a combination of all!
Dice up an apple and stir it into the batter.
Add a cup of chopped toasted walnuts.
Stir 1 tsp of cinnamon into the icing
Steps for a successful Applesauce Drop Cookie
Don’t skip the straining of the applesauce. If you do, the batter will be thinner and not work as a drop cookie.
Watch the butter carefully as it is browning. It doesn’t take long for browned butter to become burnt butter.
Parchment paper or a silpat works best for preventing the cookies from sticking to your baking sheet.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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