Applesauce Cookies from the Algeo Family

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 32 pieces

Applesauce and walnuts combine in these hearty, chewy cookies.

Applesauce Cookies
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


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


  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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