This is a plain old-fashioned drop cookie recipe. Makes 3 dozen

1/2 cup Shortening 125 mL
1 cup White sugar 250 mL
1 Large Egg, beaten 1
1 cup Unsweetened applesauce 250 mL
1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
1-3/4 cups All-purpose flour 425 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL
1 tsp Cinnamon 5 mL
1/2 tsp Nutmeg 2 mL
1 cup Raisins 250 mL
1 cup Oatmeal 250 mL

Preheat oven 350°F [180°C].  lightly Greased cookie sheets

  • In large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar and egg. Mix together the applesauce and baking soda. Sift together flour, spices and salt. Add applesauce and dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix in raisins and oatmeal.
  • Drop by spoonful onto prepared cookie sheets; bake for 10 minutes.

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