You are here: Home » Recipes » Applesauce-Raisin Cookies with Lemon Glaze Applesauce-Raisin Cookies with Lemon Glaze Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 42 servings A Granny Smith apple adds moisture and texture, while lemon glaze gives an appealing shine to these old-fashioned beauties. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup packed brown sugar1 large egg1 cup unsweetened applesauce1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and finely chopped1 cup dark seedless raisins1 cup walnuts (4 ounces), coarsely chopped (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Grease two large cookie sheets. Prepare cookies: On waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. With spoon, stir in apple, raisins, and walnuts, if using. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned around edges and set, 20 to 22 minutes, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower oven racks halfway through baking. Reprinted with permission from Good Housekeeping's The Cookie Jar Cookbook: 65 Recipes for Classic, Chunky and Chewy Cookies (Hearst Books, 2011).