Apple Crisp Drop Cookies (Egg-Free)

  • Author: Sophie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Apple Crisp Drop Cookies are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. Swap in apple sauce for eggs and grated fresh apple make a super apple cookie!



  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter – at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white, granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and grated (using the larger holes on the grater)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand mixer on low speed, cream the butter and both sugars together in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add the applesauce and vanilla. Beat until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine both flours, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  5. Add half of the flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture and fold it in gently using a spatula. Add the other half of the flour mixture and fold gently again until the mixture is well combined.
  6. Gently fold in the grated apples and the oats until the mixture is just combined.
  7. Drop by rounded heaping-teaspoonfuls on the baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown and hard around the edges.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute and then transfer them to a cooling rack using a spatula.


Recipe inspired by Gimme Some Oven Apple Snickerdoodles


  • Serving Size: 24

Keywords: apple cookies, snickerdoodles, egg-free

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