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Monday, January 8, 2018

Civil War Applesauce Cookies

The English, Scotch, and Dutch immigrants were the first to bring cookies to the United States. When it came time to fight the Civil War no matter what side you were on you enjoyed cookies if and when you could get them. This recipe for applesauce cookies is one that was a favorite.

2 ¼ cups sugar
1 1/3 cups shortening
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup applesauce
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add applesauce and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and blend well.
Drop by heaping tablespoon on greased cookie sheets.
Flatten and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
The cookies do not brown.

recipe from civil war parlor

shared at
home and garden party

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