These chewy cookies are delicious. They make an excellent after school snack.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 195 degrees C ). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, and egg. Stir in the applesauce. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Then mix in the raisins and nuts.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

173.5 calories; 2.1 g protein; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 81.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2003
I made several modifications and received excellent complements: Added 1 tsp vanilla; used cinnamon flavored applesauce; decreased ground cinnamon to 1/2 tsp; added 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg &1/4 tsp ground cloves; used Craisins instead of raisins and toasted the walnuts. These cookies do not spread. The first batch at teaspoon size seemed alittle too small. After that I used a scoop that's a tad over a tablespoon. Baking time 10-11 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2007
The bottoms of my cookies got black before the cookies were completely done baking and they came out dry....plus it lacked something flavor wise. Not likely to use this recipe again. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2003
I made several modifications and received excellent complements: Added 1 tsp vanilla; used cinnamon flavored applesauce; decreased ground cinnamon to 1/2 tsp; added 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg &1/4 tsp ground cloves; used Craisins instead of raisins and toasted the walnuts. These cookies do not spread. The first batch at teaspoon size seemed alittle too small. After that I used a scoop that's a tad over a tablespoon. Baking time 10-11 minutes. Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2003
First I found greasing the sheets to be a mistake. It's not necessary and results in an almost black cookie bottom. If you leave the sheets UNGREASED they will turn a nice medium brown on the bottom instead. Next I added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for a little more flavor. Finally I made a second batch leaving out the raisins and nuts which we liked even better and made them more toddler friendly. Over all a good soft not too sweet cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2008
I just baked these cookies and they are really good. I read some other reviews and altered the recipe a bit. Replaced shortening with 2 sticks of butter melted. Added more cinnamon 1/4 tsp grnd Nutmeg and Cloves 1 tsp vanilla and used slivered almonds instead of walnuts (I was out). I also sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. Yummy! Next time I will make some butter frosting for these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
This is the best applesauce cookie. I made this recipe and entered it into my county fair (one of the largest agriculture fairs in PA) and won first placein the fruit cookie division. Thank you Julian for submitting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2008
These cookies were like cake cookies to me. I didnt add any nutmeg and added one teaspoon of vanilla. These cookies were even better without the nuts and raisins in my opinion. I will make these again they are super easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
Nice light cookie excellent when warm and with a tall glass of cold milk.I added alittle apple pie spice(approx 1/8 tsp) for alittle spicer flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
They were so very easy and they hit the spot. I added a teaspoon of vanilla and it add just a little more flavor. It is one I will use over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
Very good! Moist and chewy! I added a little more cinnamon and also some nutmeg. These were quick to make but they don't last long - very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2007
I enjoyed making this easy recipe. I added some modifications as mentioned in earlier reviews...I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla a pinch of nutmeg and allspice and most importantly drizzled a confectioner's sugar icing on top of the cookies...they were just what I was looking for! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/20/2007
The bottoms of my cookies got black before the cookies were completely done baking and they came out dry....plus it lacked something flavor wise. Not likely to use this recipe again. Read More
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