reheat your oven to 375
In a small bowl combine the 2 TBSP of cinnamon and the 1/4 Cup Sugar and set aside.
Mix together in a large bowl the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In a stand mixer bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the applesauce and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Roll the dough mix in 1 TSP balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mix. Place them about 1 inch apart on your baking sheet and take a fork to make little criss crosses on the top of the cookie OR flatten them slightly. I prefer the fork method, it makes a prettier cookie.
Bake for 9-10 minutes and let cool completely.