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       Title: Spicy Applesauce Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Brown sugar
            Packed
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine
            Softened
     1/4 c  Applesauce
       1    Egg
   2 1/4 c  Flour
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
            Icing-
       1 pk Unflavored gelatin
     1/2 c  Cold water
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 c  Confectioner’s sugar
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 ds Salt
            Colored sugar; if desired
  
      Mix brown sugar, margarine, applesauce and egg in large bowl until
   smooth. Stir in remaining ingredeints except icing and colored sugar. Cover
   and refirgerate at least 1 hour until chilled.
      Heat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheet. roll dough 1/8-inch think on
   floured cloth-covered surface. Cut with 2-1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place
   about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are
   light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire
   rack. Frost with icing (directions below); sprinkle with colored sugar. Let
   icing dry about 2 hours before stacking cookies. Makes about 3 dozen
   cookies.
   
      ICING: Sprinkle gelatin on cold water in 1-1/2-quart saucepan to soften.
   Stir in sugar. Heat to rolling boil, reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10
   minutes, stirring frequently. Pour hot mixture over confectioner’s sugar in
   small bowl; beat until smooth. Beat in remaining ingredients on high speed,
   scraping bowl frequently, until soft peaks form and icing is glossy. Frost
   cookies.
  
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