Substituting applesauce for oil in molasses cookies doesn't work. The dough just doesn't work for making balls. Andrew came up with this great save to bake it like bread. Would have been awesome except that I messed it up again and didn't cook it long enough. Except for that caved in middle part, it still tasted amazing!
P.S. We sold an order of molasses cookies on etsy a few days ago!