Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

These Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies are perfectly sweet!

Yep. More apples. y’all.

If you’re looking to overdo a seasonal ingredient, you’ve come to the right place. Because I’m not of the opinion there is “too much of a good thing” in pretty much any aspect of life. Good things can come in abundance. I won’t hate it, that’s for sure.


I mean has anyone ever heard someone say, oh gosh..please, don’t make me THAT rich. That’s just TOO MUCH MONEY.

Or, please I don’t really want to have THAT many cute purses. Too many cute accessories might be hazardous.

No one ever says that. Ever.

So my point…apples. They’re good, they’re in season and I plan on WERKing them OUT.

Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

I thought I would try to make a slightly lighter cookie…and sub in some applesauce for the butter. What ended up happening was I got a delicious cookie, with less butter…but I wouldn’t exactly call it “light”. There is a whole mess of brown sugar in there…and of course I made a delicious maple glaze to ice them with.

BUT I will say they are pretty tasty with a cup of coffee in the morning. Which basically has nothing to do with anything but I thought I would mention it.
So let’s talk details.I mixed in some applesauce right into the sugar and butter. It kind of looked a little bit curdled and I thought I might have messed up…but I di’int. Just press on.


Add in your flour, oats etc and you’ll have normal cookie dough.

Plus throw in a few apples for good measure.


Drop it on a lined baking sheet and bake!


The glaze is also super simple…just powdered sugar, maple syrup and a little heavy cream.


When the cookies are done drizzle the icing all over…


You could even make the icing a bit thicker by adding less cream and spread the icing on top, if you’d prefer a thicker layer.

Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

And there you have it..a loaded appley cookie. With icing. It’s a good day.


Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

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makes 30 cookies


  • 4 Tbsp butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup small diced Granny Smith apples (about 1 small apple)


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp real Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  3. Mix butter and sugar together with mixer until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in egg, applesauce, vanilla, baking soda and salt and mix until incorporated, about another minute. Mixture will look slightly curdled.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in oats and flour, mixing until combined. Stir in apples.
  5. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto lined pan, about 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are set.
  6. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.


  1. Mix all icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth and then drizzle over top


optional addition ~ 1/2 tsp cinnamon added when you mix in salt and baking soda.

Store airtight for up to 3 days
Adapted from Martha Stewart

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27 Comments on "Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies"

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

To say they look moist and super soft is an understatement! Omg I want! The icing, the apples!! and the super softness, mmm! Pinned 🙂

And too much of a good thing…totally agree with your line of thought!

Liz @ Floating Kitchen

Can’t stop, won’t stop with the apples. Keep ’em coming. They are the best part of fall!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

One time my husband asked if I thought I had too many purses and I almost stabbed him with my shoes. You can never have enough apple recipes – especially healthier ones!


I can’t wait to try these beauties!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Oh I’m a sucker for a good cookie – these look wonderful!

Jenny Flake

Um…..I need these….today. Gorgeous!!

Cookbook Queen

NEVER too many apples! Love these 🙂

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

Perfect timing – we just went apple picking!


Ooooo, I love how moist they look!


Mmmmm…apple oatmeal cookies! These are perfection!

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

These look SO good! Thank you for the recipe – pinning it now.

Heather @ Shards of Lavender

Apple recipes can’t ever be overdone! Loving how you used applesauce and then topped the cookies with glaze. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

You can never have enough apple recipes especially come this time of year! These cookies look delish and that maple glaze sounds amazing on them!

Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

I would say its almost a healthy snack since you put apples in it…. right? Love this and it will be perfect after my apple picking trip this weekend.

Laura @ Laura

You can never have too much of a good thing!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

these cookies look delicious and that glaze looks perfect!!


I am making these ASAP! They are awesome!


How is it that if a COOKIE recipe calls for a fruit or vegetable (I’m looking at you zucchini) that I can convince myself they are more healthy? Oh well, I’m not on a diet, so I’m making these ASAP!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

These are my kind of cookies, I would be eating them night and day!


You definitely can’t have too much of a good thing when it comes to apple sweets! I’ll take a dozen (or five) of these!

Sandy | Reluctant Entertainer

I love apple cookies, Shelly. So fall-ish … great for the kids after school snack, too! 🙂

Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

I love the apple chunks in the cookies!! These sound good both with or without the frosting. Of course, I’m not going to turn down maple glaze any time soon! Can’t wait to make these 🙂

Nutmeg Nanny

I love the look of these cookies. I love all that drizzly icing.


These are delicious! Just made them this afternoon and every one loved them. Definitely a keeper! Thank you

Jennifer Prekopa

Made these this afternoon. I doubled the apples and added apple pie spice instead of cinnamon. YUMMY!


Does the glaze/drizzle harden? In other words, are these cookies “stackable”?