July 11, 2009

Applesauce Cookies

From Betty

1 cup applesauce
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup shortening or butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts, optional
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips or raisins
1/2 cup instant oatmeal, optional

1.  Preheat oven to 375℉.  Mix applesauce and soda together in a 2 cup measuring cup and set aside. (It will puff up)

2.  Mix sugar, shortening or butter, and eggs together.

3.  Add applesauce mixture.

4.  Add flour and spices and mix well.  Add oatmeal if using.  Add nuts if using and chocolate chips or raisins. Bake at 375℉ for 10 minutes.

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