The High Plainsman has talked about these cookies that his great grandmother and then his mother used to make several times. He got the recipe from his aunt so I told him I’d make them for Father’s Day.
My husband loves cookies and hasn’t had this kind in 10 years since his mom passed away so I wanted them to turn out perfectly. Of course, we live at 6800 ft so one look at the recipe and I knew it wouldn’t work. I tried it anyway and the first batch went straight in the trash. I made some adjustments and they came out right. He said they were awesome!
2 c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp heaping ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Heaping ground cloves
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. butter
½ c. granulated sugar minus 1 tbs
¼ c. packed brown sugar minus 1 tbs
1 large egg
1 c. unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade, peeled the apples first and blended)
1 c. dark raisins
1 c. walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. With spoon, stir in raisins, and walnuts
Use and ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop onto pan. I got about 18 cookies.
Bake for 12 minutes
Cool on rack