preheat your oven to 350° and line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add your butter, white and brown sugars and beat them together with a mixer for 1-2 minutes. Add your vanilla, lemon juice, and applesauce and lightly beat again.
Add your flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients together, and slowly mix them into your wet ingredients using a hand or stand mixer until you have a smooth, thick light brown batter.
In a small bowl, create your cinnamon sugar topping by mixing your sugar and cinnamon. set aside
Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop out dough and roll the dough into small balls. Drop each into cinnamon and sugar mix. Roll it around until completely covered and place it on the baking pan. Continue until all cookies have been coated in the mixture.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or till the edges of the cookies are set and the center looks a touch underdone.
Let your cookies cool for 5 minutes on a baking sheet. Move to a cooling rack for another 5 minutes.