Oct 16

Grandma Gunn’s Famous Applesauce Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Whole wheat applesauce cookies healthy

My Grandma used to make these all the time, and so this is a very nostalgic recipe for me. She was always very health conscious, and so these are her “healthy” cookies, made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, and nuts. What a lady!



Grandma Gunn’s Super Healthy Whole Wheat Applesauce Raisin Cookies:



Two days before, soak raisins in diluted frozen grape juice. Keep in refrigerator. (Grape juice can be used over and over, if kept frozen in between making cookies).


Cream together:

1 cup butter

2 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)


Add and mix together with the above:

3 large eggs, beaten

3 cups applesauce


Measure in separate bowl, stir thoroughly, then add to the above and mix well:

1 cup white wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

5 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons allspice

1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Now add and mix with the above:

2 cups white wheat flour

2 cups quick Quaker oats, ground fine in blender


Stir in: 

3 cups chopped walnuts or pecans

3 cups raisins


Drop on greased cookie sheet, 1 rounded tablespoon each. Check oven temperature: 350 degrees, 14-15 minutes. 325 degrees, about 20 minutes.

Top with cream cheese frosting.

(Can mix in Bosch Machine using lighter beaters at first, then heavier dough attachments when blending in raisins and nuts).