Rating: 3.5 stars
9 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 2
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2002

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
2 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; calories from fat 17%; fat 2g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 100mg; calcium 14mg.
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