Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional)
Sift flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside. Cream together sugar, shortening and egg. Add applesauce, stirring until combined.
Add flour mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by generous spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet or baking stone. Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool on wired rack and store cookies in airtight container.
Recipe Source: My girlfriend Debbie