My grandmother always brought me these when we would come home to visit. Sometimes I would even get a care package in the mail.
Sift & set aside,
4 ½ c Flour
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cloves
Mix until creamy,
1 ½ c Crisco
2 c Sugar
add 1 egg and beat until light and fluffy
Mix together and add to egg mixture
1 c Applesauce
1 tsp Baking Soda
Gradually add dry ingredients. Add 1 c chopped pecans, & 1 ½ c raisins. Mix well & drop by spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 – 15 minutes.
This makes a lot of cookies. These will be a soft cookie.
I've also linked this to Ingredient Spotlight over at Eat at Home.