Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Goooood Cookie! Haven't personally tried this recipe, it was posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, salt and spices.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine applesauce and soda.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Mix shortening with sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
  6. Mix in flour mixture alternately with applesauce.
  7. Fold in oats and raisins and nuts if used.
  8. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees about 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

I tried this recipe yesterday. I didn't agree with the cooking time. No way near 20 minutes @ 350! For teaspoonful size cookie max was 10 minutes -- and this made a very small cookie. I use cookie dough scoops and the tsp size made just a small "pop in the mouth" size cookie. For the 2nd batch I used a Tblsp size scoop and increase time to 11 minutes. This gave much more flavorful cookie and a decent size. You need a larger cookie to really taste the ingredients. It's not a sweet tasting cookie but still a nice flavored applesauce cookie. I used craisins instead of raisins.

Jo in Arlington September 28, 2002

I have this same recipe, only mine called for whole wheat flour and homemade applesauce. This one sounds better with all purpose flour, but either way pretty good.

KittyKitty July 01, 2006

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