By Jenna Peterson, Minneapolis, MN

Great Grandma Ruth’s Apple Spice Cookies

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


They’re spongy soft chewy things with fine nuts and raisins in them, along with the appley cinnamon flavor. Hmmmmm, you can’t eat just one!



  1. 1

    Cream the shortening, sugar, salt, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and the egg all together in a bowl

  2. 2

    Combine the soda and the thick applesauce, then add it to the big bowl.

  3. 3

    Add the flour, and stir together until it looks creamy.

  4. 4

    Pour boiling water over the raisins, and let sit until plump. Mix
    into the dough.

  5. 5

    Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 325 to 350 degrees until they just start to turn golden brown. They should still be a pale tan.

Keywords: Apple, Spice, Cookies
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