Applesauce Cookies

by Jill Burns

Ingredients needed:

1-1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1/2 teaspoon of cloves
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of applesauce

Beat eggs until thick. Add sugar. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour that has been sifted with baking soda, salt, spices, and baking powder. Mix well. Add raisins and applesauce. Stir until well blended. Drop a tablespoon on Teflon or treated cookie sheet. Bake at 375F until done. Approximately 10 minutes. You may frost with frosting or just sprinkle with powdered sugar. They are even tasty plain.

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Nov 05, 2015
by: Anonymous

Thanks guys, found a lot of useful information.

Sep 11, 2015
re: baking powder
by: Old Ana

Baking powder was invented at least as early as 1843, so it's perfectly historically accurate in civil war applesauce cookies.

May 08, 2013
More info
by: Anonymous

Needs more info for civil war projects.

Sep 14, 2012
Best Cookies
by: Anonymocyndius

Been making these since middle school cooking class. My familys favorite cookie. Now sharing them with my grandkids. You can add dry grains or fruit so many options. Enjoy!

Sep 14, 2012
A Family Favorite
by: cyndi

It is my family's favorite cookie. I have made this since middle school in cooking class. I have loved them ever since. Now baking them for my grandkids.

Feb 08, 2012
How Many
by: molly

How many cookies does this make?

Jul 20, 2011
by: Stephanie Ann

Baking powder had been invented and many recipes called for baking soda mixed with cream of tartar but used terms like "saleratus."

I am curious about the vanilla extract and apple sauce. They just don't seem to fit with cookies of the time.

Jul 07, 2011
Are these supposed to be squishy/soft?
by: Anonymous

Hi! I'm baking these for a class, and I'm wondering if the texture of these is supposed to be soft/squishy, almost like a sponge? Thanks.

Jun 07, 2010
Seems Modernized
by: Stacey

Are you sure this is a traditional recipe? When was baking powder invented? I thought baking from that era meant soaking the flour in buttermilk overnight. That way you don't need the baking POWDER because the baking SODA is strong enough.

Using the applesauce instead of an oil seems modern, too. Butter, butter, butter! And lard!

Response from Amy the moderator:
That may be true about the baking powder vs. baking soda. Regarding the applesauce, Adams County was an area with high fruit production, and it still remains one of the top apple producing counties in the nation.

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