Thursday, April 24, 2008

Applesauce Cookies

Yesterday, I was in the mood for a soft, chewy cookie. I found a recipe for applesauce cookies. They were delicious so I thought I'd share.

Applesauce Cookies
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. shortening or margarine
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. applesauce
4 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
raisins (optional)
chopped nuts (optional)

Cream together the butter and sugars.

Add eggs and vanilla.

Mix in applesauce.

Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to the wet ingredients gradually, making sure to mix well.

If you are using raisins or nuts add them in at this time.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Ignore how disgusting my cookie sheets look. They are about 10 years old.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Store in an airtight container. Makes about 6 dozen.