Applesauce Cookies

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Recipe: Applesauce Cookies

Summary: November 29 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  I had to include something from my mother-in-law, Elly Decker. When I met my mother-in-law, her kitchen days were behind her, but I hear good things about her skills. When I baked these cookies, it made my husband so happy!  I know it brought back good “Mom” memories for him.


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 beaten egg


  1. Sift dry ingredients.
  2. Cream shortening; add sugar.
  3. Add rest of ingredients; mix well.
  4. Bake on cookie sheet in 375° oven, 15-20 minutes until lightly brown. That seems like an awful long time… I’d keep an eye on them.
Applesauce cookies

Applesauce cookies

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