Applesauce Cookies

1 c. applesauce
1 c. seedless raisins
1 c. white sugar
1 egg
2 c. sifted all purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. soda
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cloves
1 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. shortening

Mix together raisins and applesauce and set aside. Combine sugar, shortening and egg in mixing bowl; beat until fluffy. Stir in applesauce / raisins. Mix in flour, salt, baking powder, soda and spices. Stir in nuts. Drop dough by teaspoonful 2? apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 12 – 15 minutes. Makes 4 -5 dozen cookies

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