Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until blended. Add vanilla and applesauce until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and oats. Add to butter mixture and mix well. With a rubber spatula, fold in the cranberries and pecans. Scoop with 2 1/2-inch ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
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Recipe courtesy of Dionna Hurt, Longwood, Florida