Harvest Spice Cookies

Total Time:
34 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
14 min

Yield:
3 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening (recommended: Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup prepared applesauce
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups oatmeal, ground in a food processor
  • 3 cups dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 cups pecan halves
Directions

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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