Cookies seem to be my go to for today. With so many varieties to choose from, it’s hard to decide which to make! For this post, I will be sharing with you another vintage recipe that I have personally tried and just like the Spicy Applesauce Cookies these are equally soft and delicious! Growing up my grandma loved to make homemade lemon bars, but I could never stomach the taste of lemon until she made Lemon Sugar Cookies and I was hooked! Do note that the recipe, similar to the last, makes a decent batch of cookies. If you are needing to fill up cookie tins, these are the way to go! Hope you Enjoy!
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.
Directions: In mixing bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugar. Stir in each egg thoroughly; then flavoring. Gradually fold in sifted dry ingredients. Working with about half the dough, keep the remainder chilled. Roll dough out on a board (lightly dusted with a mixture of 1 cup. flour and 1/2 cup. sugar) to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 7 minutes.