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Great Grandma Ruth’s Apple Spice Cookies

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 20 min Rest Time: 5 min 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 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 12 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  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