These applesauce raisin cookies remind me so much of hermit cookies.They have a similar texture and use the same basic spice mixture.The only difference with this recipe is it contains applesauce.The apples give a small flavor of fruit,but mostly works its magic in keeping them moist.Because of this ingredient you don't want to put these cookies in a jar.If done they will stick to each other.Other then that these cookies are the best!
These are a basic spice cookie,which are very popular during the Christmas season. I assume spice cookies are quite liked around this time because their quick to make and you can basically throw any ingredient you like in with them.They are aromatic as well and a great milk cookie.Also, they are a great last minute cookie to make to serve Santa when he arrives at your home on Christmas eve! Easy for the children to make as well.
They have great spice flavor and have the texture combination of soft,chewy,fluffy and just a little crispness .They rise very well and don't spread to thin.They are thick and are very cake like.The raisins give just that added chewy texture and another fruit flavor to go along with the apple.I really like these cookies and will make them again.Using very little ingredient and bake quite fast,I have to give two thumbs up to the recipe.Also,just remember if you make these don't put them in a cookie jar!
Anyways, I have to say TGIF because its that much closer to the weekend.But I'm also slightly bummed because then theirs no mail! Oh well, have a great day everyone!
Applesauce Raisin Cookies (Adapted from Applesauce Raisin Cookies by Lacy Evans in Carols & Cookies,Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Booklet)
1 cup chunky or smooth unsweetened applesauce
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup soft margarine/hard margarine/butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins to 1 cup raisins
In a medium bowl, I creamed the margarine,applesauce, egg and sugar till well combined.
I stirred in the flour,baking.powder,baking.soda, cinnamon,cloves and salt till well combined.Then stirred in the raisins. Turned the oven on to 350F.Dropped by spoonfuls onto a nonstick pan(greased cookie sheet would work too)I baked them till golden brown and spring back.