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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. To prepare cookies, combine shortening, brown sugar and egg; stir well. Stir in applesauce. Combine dry ingredients. Add to shortening mixture; stir well. Fold in raisins and nuts. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.
  3. To prepare topping, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle on cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. While cookies are warm, press down slightly to create a crinkly appearance.

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The recipe was originally published as Applesauce Cookies from the Algeo Family on Relish.com

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