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


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mix together shortening, brown sugar, applesauce and egg until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, sinnamon and cloves then stir into applesauce mixture. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Top each with walnuts and raisins. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe courtesy of Wildflowers Inn B & B,

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