APPLESAUCE CAKE – from Barb’s mother
2 ½ cups flour ½ teaspoon each ginger and ground cloves
2 cups sugar ½ cup shortening
¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¾ cup raisins
1 ½ teaspoons salt 2 cups applesauce
¾ teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg
Sift all dry ingredients together (or just stir them with a wire whisk.) Add shortening, water and raisins, and beat for 2 minutes. Add applesauce and egg, beat 2 more minutes. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan and bake at 350 for 45 – 50 minutes. In a family of 6, this never lasted more than 2 days. NOTE: I made this once without the raisins because Dave doesn’t like them, and it was absolutely not the same, the raisins are vital!
GREAT-GRAM’S FILLED COOKIES – from Barb’s great grandmother, Hazel White.
I have tried many other cook’s versions of these cookies, and whether it’s sentimentality or whatever, they were never as good as Gram’s! If you don’t like raisins, try a thick jam instead, such as raspberry or apricot.
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
½ cup mile
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the batter together, and roll out to about ¼ inch thick. Cut into rounds. Put about a teaspoon of filling onto half of the cookie rounds, and put another round on top of the filling, sealing edges. Bake at 350 for 12 – 15 minutes.
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 cup raisins, ground
1 tablespoon flour
Mix together, boil until thickened, and cool before putting between cookies.