Sunday, October 24, 2010

Grandma's Applesauce Cookies

These cookies are in memory of my Grandma, who recently passed away. She made these for years and they are one of the many things that will always remind me of her. I loved them growing up (it was always exciting to try and guess how old they might be in those zip lock bags in the freezer) and my kids love them now. They are like a little taste of home for me.
Applesauce Cookies
by: Dorothy Montgomery
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. applesauce
2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
chocolate chips
Cream together the shortening, brown sugar and egg. I mixed mine for about 2 minutes to get it nice and creamy. Add the applesauce and stir it well. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves and cinnamon and then add it to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoon full onto your baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. The good (or bad) thing about making them smaller this way, is that you can eat about a dozen and it really doesn't feel like you just ate 12 cookies yourself. Isn't that exciting?!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to make these. Thanks for posting the recipe.