Yule is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with homemade cookies? Over the years I have collected several vintage recipes, but one of my favorites always ends up being the Spicy Applesauce Cookies. Super quick to make, and soft in texture you will see why I love them so much. Did I mention that they make your house smell absolutely amazing?! Below I have posted the original recipe. If you decide to try them out, let me know what you think!
*Note: The recipe calls for chopped nuts; however, it is completely optional! If you have an allergy to them, please omit that ingredient. Thanks!*
Spicy Applesauce Cookies
1/2 cup. Shortening
1 1/2 cups. Pure Cane Dark Brown Sugar (packed)
1 tsp. Vanilla
3/4 cup. Applesauce
2 cups. All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 cup. Chopped Nuts (Optional)*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and applesauce. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spice; stir into mixture. Stir in nuts*. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on rack. Makes 4 dozen.
Original Recipe Credit: C&H Sugar Kitchens