Sugar Free Spice Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.

1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup applesauce or mashed banana (original recipe calls for butter)
1 cup  SUN-MAID Raisins
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 egg whites
2 cup  flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons hot water

In a large saucepan, cook over medium heat combine water, shortening,
raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; about 5 minutes, or
until thickened, then cool. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift together flour and
baking powder. Set aside. In a small dessert dish, dissolve baking soda
and salt in 2 tablespoons hot water. Stir in baking soda alternately
with the flour mixture into raisin mixture until completely blended.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake
in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until slightly browned.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
Makes 48 cookies
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