Applesauce Cookies

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by yibbityibbit

My husband's family favorite. These are GREAT, you'll thank yourself for trying them. The chocolate is a nice surprise when you're expecting raisins! Yield and cook times are approximate. Don't over bake, this is a soft, cake-like cookie. Enjoy!

Top Review by mianbao

I chose this recipe for the Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup game. The first stumbling block was the amounts of baking powder and baking soda. Having experienced an overdose of these in a different (non-Zaar) recipe, I tend to be careful. I cut the amounts in half, and that was plenty of leavening. If that were the only problem, I would not be rating these so low. I also cut the amounts of spices in half, but kept the the recipe's proportions. However, with this recipe's proportions, the more strongly flavored cloves and allspice overpower the cinnamon and nutmeg. The batter was also quite thin. After baking the first batch I added 1 cup flour. The cookies now appear very nice, and have a nice texture, but they are still strongly flavored with cloves, and we actually would have preferred raisins in them over the chocolate chips. Added to say, I am happy to see that the recipe poster has changed the amount of baking powder from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon. As individual preferences for spices vary greatly, I'm sure that there will be those who appreciate this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream shortening, eggs and sugar first.
  3. Add all other ingredients.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls (I use a small scoop) onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 8-15 minutes.

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