Mitzi's Mom's Cookie
2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening (half butter is nice)
2 Tb. vanilla
1 15 1/4-ounce can (about 1 3/4 cup) applesauce
3 1/2 c. flour
2 c. quick cook oats
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cardamom (optional, but marvelous)
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. nuts (optional)
Cream together sugars and shortening. Incorporate eggs, then vanilla and applesauce. Stir in chocolate chips. In separate bowl, combine other ingredients. Combine the wet and the dry. Drop by rounded tablespoons full onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool slightly before removing.
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