When we want to try to eat healthy…
…okay, that made me laugh just typing it.
Let me start over.
When we’re out of chocolate chips, we make these cookies.
Well, that and if the applesauce doesn’t have mold on it since no one really eats it except if it’s in these cookies.
(Or at Red Lobster in lieu of a green salad.)
They could be mistaken for being “semi-healthy” if there is such a thing.
I’m sure you could use whole wheat flour and sneak in some flax. Yum.
I did grow up eating these and the recipe is in our family cookbook.
These could be my Mom’s recipe or Betty Crocker’s. I just don’t know for sure.
Truth be told, these are really good! So maybe when you are burned out on chocolate chip cookies and brownies, you might give these a try.
3/4 C soft shortening
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C applesauce
2-1/4 C flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
Heat oven to 375º. Mix shortening, sugar & egg thoroughly. Stir in applesauce. Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Blend dry ingredients; stir in. Drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.
Enjoy and let me know if you try them and if you like them!