If you're not a vegan, you won't miss what's not in these light, lemony cookies! At first pass I used granulated white sugar for these cookies, only to learn many vegans don't use refined sugar. I suggest using turbinado (also known as raw) sugar.
The batter may seem too wet for cookie dough, but resist the urge to add more flour. You won't regret it!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and sift.
In a small bowl, mix the applesauce and baking powder together.
Mix the remaining wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and add the applesauce mixture to it. Stir well.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, a little at a time until combined.
Form the dough into a large ball.
Add about 1/4 cup sugar (add more as needed) into a shallow bowl.
Form small balls from the dough, about 1-1/2-inch in diameter. Roll the cookies in the sugar to coat.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten them a little with your fingers.
Bake for 7-9 minutes.
Makes about 20 cookies.