You are here: Home » Recipes » Applesauce Cookies from the Algeo Family Applesauce Cookies from the Algeo Family Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 32 pieces Applesauce and walnuts combine in these hearty, chewy cookies. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients Cookies:3/4 cup shortening1 cup packed brown sugar1 egg1/2 cup applesauce2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped walnutsTopping:1/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. 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. 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.