Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What's Cooking Wednesday – Applesauce Drop Cookies

Thanks to Roy & Alicia for yesterday's entertaining blog. I don't think Hubster and I would make a good writing team, although he's very good about beta reading for me.

It's a double recipe Wednesday. If you didn't get over to Chicklets in the Kitchen, there's a recipe for Blonde Brownies that I shared as part of my guest blog post on Monday.

This recipe came from a box of C&H brown sugar. I used to make it in a 13x9 pan as bar cookies (much easier than doing the cookie sheets and scooping dough) but I wasn't sure how it would work up here, so I went with the drop cookies.

Applesauce Drop Cookies
1 c raisins
1 c applesauce
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
½ c shortening
1 egg
2 c flour (I used 1 c AP, 1 c whole wheat)
½ t salt
1 t soda
1 t cinnamon
½ t nutmeg
¼ t cloves
1 c chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Oven at 375
Mix raisins and applesauce; set aside. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, shortening, and egg; beat until fluffy. Mix flour with salt, soda & spices; add and mix well. Stir in nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls (I use a small ice-cream type scoop) about 2 inches apart on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies, which keep well due to the pectin in the applesauce.

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Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Looks delicious to me! I love applesauce. :)

Anonymous said...

These look great to me, but can I leave out the raisins? I've got peeps in the house who are raisin-haters. They love to make my life difficult. ;)

Terry Odell said...

Elizabeth - They're spicy and chewy. I had to freeze most of them so they didn't disappear all at once!

Lisanne - I'm sure you could increase the nuts or try another dried fruit, or just eliminate the raisins and see what happens.

Karen C said...