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Applesauce Date Nut Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), firmly packed
  Egg 1
  Applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sifted flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cut up 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (dates)
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Cream together shortening and sugars until fluffy.
Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, blending well.
Add dates, nuts and vanilla.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake in 400° oven about 10 minutes or until brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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