Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce Cookies

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From the kitchen of Judy Dengler

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12 minutes
Approximately 4 Dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped raisins
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cream shortening and sugar together.

  3. Add applesauce and blend into mixture.

  4. Sift flour, add baking soda, salt and spices to flour and sift again.

  5. Add sifted dry ingredients to shortening and stir until smooth.

  6. Stir in raisins and nuts.

  7. Drop onto a greased baking sheet spacing approximately 2 inches apart.

  8. Bake for approximately 12 minutes.


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dolly07 says:

These are my husbands absolute favorite cookie.

11/27/2012 2:29:17 AM

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