These cookies take
advantage of applesauce's uncanny ability to fill in for butter or margarine
in many baking recipes. In this case, the result is an excellent chewy,
spicy cookie with almost no fat and relatively few calories. Makes about 36
cookies. Per cookie: .4 gram fat, 44 calories.
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
cloves 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room
temperature 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup unsweetened
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets, or
line with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
spices, and salt; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until thick
and pale. Add brown sugar; mix well. Add applesauce; mix well.
flour mixture. With mixer on low speed, mix until flour is incorporated. Add
raisins; mix until distributed through dough. Mix a few more strokes by
hand. Drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets; bake 8 to 10