Applesauce Cookies with Cream Cheese FrostingUser Submitted Recipe
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup canned applesauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cups raisins
optional: Frosting: 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature, 1 3-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature, 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Cookies: Cream shortening and sugar. Add the egg and applesauce. Mix well. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the applesauce mixture (add raisins now if using). Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375-degrees F. for 12 minutes. Frost when completely cooled.
Frosting: Place all ingredients in a small bowl and beat to spreading consistency.
Servings3 to 4 dozen cookies
no nutrition information available
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