Monday, September 29, 2008

Applesauce Cookies

Contributed by Aunt Janice

3/4 cup soft shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce + 2 Tbsp
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup walnuts

Mix shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir in applesauce. Combine dry ingredients and blend into shortening mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Note: This is the original cookie recipe dating back to the 1800's in which apples were once used that came from the last known apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed.

Labels: ,