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.
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Add eggs and vanilla.
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Mix in applesauce.
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Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to the wet ingredients gradually, making sure to mix well.
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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.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
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Store in an airtight container. Makes about 6 dozen.