Applesauce Raisin Cookies

Sounds a bit gross, right? Well, this is a recipe that happens when you have some pretty random things in your cabinet. And it’s freakin’ delicious! I’m pretty sure these cookies would be good with tea, milk, hot chocolate, coffee… you name it.

Adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor
  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) carrot cake mix
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Place the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  3. Place the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, vegetable oil, applesauce, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute more. The cookie dough will be thick.
  4. Fold in the raisins until well distributed.
  5. Drop heaping tsp or Tbsp of dough (depending on how big you want your cookies) 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Place the pans in the oven. (If your oven cannot accommodate both pans on the center rack, place one pan on the top rack and one on the center rack and rotate them halfway through the baking time.)
  6. Bake the cookies until they are light brown and feel firm when lightly pressed with your fingers; 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the pans from the oven. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 1 minute. Move the cookies to wire racks to cool completely, 20 minutes. Repeat the baking process with the remaining cookie dough.

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