Cookies, Bars & Candy

Apple Bar Cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together the sugar and the margarine; add to applesauce. Then add egg. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt; add to applesauce mixture. *Add raisins and/or nuts to suit or omit. Spread on a 12X16 inch cookie sheet (with a 1 inch edge), that has been greased and floured.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tested done. Mix powdered sugar with orange juice and spread over top (thin glaze). Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.