Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Sauce Drop Cookies - 1955 Cookbook

2 cups flour (all purpose)
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup sweetened applesauce (I used unsweetened)
1 cup seedless raisins
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg to butter and applesauce.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Fold in raisins and nuts.  Drop by teaspoonful
on cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Comments:  This recipe came form RCA's The Arts of Grilling, Baking, Barbecuing dating 1955.  As you can see I used unsweetened applesauce.  I also added nuts to all of my batter and added the raisins to only half.  Some people like raisins and some don't so this worked perfectly.  As for changes to this recipe, it is so perfect and the only thing I might change is to leave out the spices and maybe add chocolate chips and no raisins.  In other words - the basic recipe is perfect for making this type of change.  The cookies come out more cake like than cookie but I personally like soft cookies.  They can be thinned out by simply wetting your fingers with water and pressing them down just a bit.
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