Applesauce Cookies from the Algeo Family

Applesauce Cookies
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 32 pieces


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Carbohydrate 17g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 1g