These tasty cookies are a very natural way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Ingredients

84
Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and mix thoroughly.

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  • Stir in applesauce and coffee.

  • In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients together. Add to applesauce mixture and blend thoroughly. Chill at least 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake 9 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

74.7 calories; 0.9 g protein; 11.3 g carbohydrates; 4.4 mg cholesterol; 46.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This recipe is pretty good but being me I had to jazz it up a little I added CinnaRaisins (from Dole) and Hersheys Cinnamon Chips. The dough was very much like a quick bread batter very soupy so I added 3 cups of Oatmeal to make this recipe just a bit more healthy than the origional and to give it a little more body. I did chill as suggested and the cookies came out wonderful very cake like and chewy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2010
Not my favorite. I'm used to dough thickening up in the fridge; not this dough. It looked and seemed like cake dough not cookie dough. The cookies spread but not as much as I thought they would considering the consistency of the dough. They definitely end up a cake like cookie. I didn't think I'd like these that much because of the coffee flavor (it's sort of an aftertaste int hese) but I figured bf would. He said they were okay. Not really something I'd make again but I'm glad I could try. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This recipe is pretty good but being me I had to jazz it up a little I added CinnaRaisins (from Dole) and Hersheys Cinnamon Chips. The dough was very much like a quick bread batter very soupy so I added 3 cups of Oatmeal to make this recipe just a bit more healthy than the origional and to give it a little more body. I did chill as suggested and the cookies came out wonderful very cake like and chewy. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2009
This recipe was unique and yummy! I am sure the recipe would be great as is, though I did make some changes. First, I used butter instead of shortening. Then I used 1 1/4 cups sugar instead of 2 cups. I used half whole wheat flour, half white and omitted the walnuts (personal taste). I also added 1 1/4 cups oatmeal and 1/4 cup wheat germ, just for the sake of trying it. They turned out great, with a nice cakey texture to them. A day later, the cookies had dried out significantly, so maybe cook less than usual so they remain moist (?) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
This is wonderful recipe. The cookies are like little cakes in texture. I halved the recipe and it worked out fine. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2010
Not my favorite. I'm used to dough thickening up in the fridge; not this dough. It looked and seemed like cake dough not cookie dough. The cookies spread but not as much as I thought they would considering the consistency of the dough. They definitely end up a cake like cookie. I didn't think I'd like these that much because of the coffee flavor (it's sort of an aftertaste int hese) but I figured bf would. He said they were okay. Not really something I'd make again but I'm glad I could try. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2013
I tweeked the recipe a bit and my fiance loved them! I used softened butter instead of shortening and instead of cloves I use a half and half mix of apple-pie spice and cayenne pepper! The mix of spicy & coffee was awesome! Very soft chewy cookie great for the cold holidays! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Spicy and chewy:) delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2018
This recipe is very similar to my great-grandmother s recipe (which I can t find) except for the coffee - which is okay but I think I will leave it out next time. I substituted craisins and cashews for the raisins and walnut. The cookies turned out pretty good but I think I will go back to basics next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018
The only substitution I made was dates for raisins. I will make this again.???? Read More