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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
38 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the shortening, brown sugar, applesauce and egg until smooth, Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; stir into the applesauce mixture. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 3.1mg 1% DV; sodium 32.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2003
I added this recipe to my Christmas cookie list. I made them early though and they are wonderful. Very moist. Thanks for sharing. This one is a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2006
I hate leaving low stars but this recipe leaves one wanting. The potential for a delicious cookie is there given the ingredients but the result misses the boat. The cookies turned out surprisingly bland; the spices definitely need to be upped or perhaps an addition of finely diced apples or ginger would give a kick. Also the texture is a bit too spongy for my liking. This recipe pales in comparison to other autumn spice cookies and is not a keeper. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2003
I added this recipe to my Christmas cookie list. I made them early though and they are wonderful. Very moist. Thanks for sharing. This one is a keeper. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2006
I hate leaving low stars but this recipe leaves one wanting. The potential for a delicious cookie is there given the ingredients but the result misses the boat. The cookies turned out surprisingly bland; the spices definitely need to be upped or perhaps an addition of finely diced apples or ginger would give a kick. Also the texture is a bit too spongy for my liking. This recipe pales in comparison to other autumn spice cookies and is not a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2006
Our 8 year old son just loves them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2013
When I first printed this recipe it stated that the yield was 60 cookies. I got 28 cookies that are 1 1/2 inches wide. The directions don't tell you when to add the raisins or walnuts. Recipes should be complete and accurate if they are posted Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2013
These don't spread and you end up with round little cookies. Perhaps if you used butter they would spread. I used my large cookie scoop and ended up with round little cookies and about 4 3/4 dozen of them (I increased the recipe by half). They aren't bad--a sweet basic cookie. I used dried cranberries and a dried fruit mixture since I'm out of raisins. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
Best cookies ever!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2019
Will definitely make it again....my 3 little grandsons ( 5 6 &9) all loved them...the 6 yr old asked if I could give recipe to " mommy". Easy to make...I used homemade applesauce in mine. Made about 2 1/2 dozen. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
These cookies were a hit at Christmas! They stayed fluffy moist and delicious. My two year old loved them along with my 90 year old grandparents. They are almost guilt free! Read More