Cookies are an integral part of the holiday experience. However, not all cookies are created alike. This holiday cookie recipe is a lighter option that is sure to please!
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- 1 T unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- ¼ cup decorative sprinkles and/or colored sugar
- Love in your heart to add that je ne sais quoi homemade sweetness.
Combine the applesauce, butter, egg, and vanilla in a bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed for a minute. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix into the wet mix, until well blended. Form into a doughball, tightly wrap in plastic film, and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll 1 1/2” balls of dough and roll into decorative sprinkles and / or colored sugar. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 14-15 minutes until firm but not yet browned. Enjoy 2 cookies as a snack.