• Cooking Time: 10 minutes/batch
  • Servings: 48 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


Every year as winter makes way for spring, a friend of mine, who lives in Maine, experiences a fifth season they call "mud season." I make this special treat for her as a sweet way to ride out that messy stretch. These cookies bring a smile to every face.


  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugars, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk and applesauce (dough will be thick and moist).
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spread with a fork to make irregular shapes.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks.

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