Friday, January 23, 2009

Applesauce Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour, unsifted
2 cups quick oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups applesauce (or 2 cups dried apples, reconstituted in 2 cups boiling water, and pureed in blender.)

Cream together the shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add baking soda to applesauce and add to creamed mixture, along with dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and nuts and stir until moistened. Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10 minutes.

Testing comment: Big hit! Disappeared quickly.

(Source: "Basic Food Storage Cookbook," South Jordan Utah River Stake, 2003, pg. 4)

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