- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup applesauce
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- calories 106
- caloriesfromfat 17 %
- fat 2 g
- satfat 1.2 g
- monofat 0.6 g
- polyfat 0.1 g
- protein 1.3 g
- carbohydrate 21.4 g
- fiber 0.4 g
- cholesterol 5 mg
- iron 0.4 mg
- sodium 100 mg
- calcium 14 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place applesauce in a fine sieve; let stand 15 minutes.
Combine drained applesauce, granulated sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Beat in vanilla and egg whites. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until blended.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until set (not browned). Cool on pans 2 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
To prepare frosting, combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and almond extract in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk until smooth. Working with 1 cookie at a time, hold cookie over bowl and spread about 1 teaspoon white frosting over half of cookie (scrape excess frosting from edges). Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is set.
Combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar and cocoa in a bowl. Gradually add 2 tablespoons milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Working with 1 cookie at a time, hold cookie over bowl and spread about 1 teaspoon chocolate frosting over other half of cookie (scrape excess frosting from edges). Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is set.