Date:    Wed, 22 Dec 93 08:54:40 EST
 From: (Fred Yaeger ph=3556)
 Here is the recipe that my SO and I have used for the past 3+ years.
 We have made it at least 10-15 times with good, consistent results.
 It makes a fairly dense, chewy style of cookie - just what we like.
 Gingerbread cookies
 1/4 cup        applesauce
 1/2 cup        brown sugar
 1 1/2 cups     dark molasses (blackstrap gives a tart taste & is FULL of
 			      IRON - if you use it, dont use more than
 			      1/3 cup of blackstrap)
 1/2 cup        cold water
 3 cups         white flour
 3 cups         whole wheat flour
 2 t            allspice
 2 t            ginger
 2 t            cloves
 2 t            cinnamon
 2 t            vanilla
 2 t            baking soda
 1/2 t          salt
 1 T            cold water
 Mix the applesauce, brown sugar and molasses together thoroughly.  Stir in 1/2
 cup cold water and vanilla.
 Mix together dry ingredients.  Add to the dough.  Add 1 T cold water.  Mix
 Cover bowl and chill dough (for at least one hour.)
 Preheat oven to 350.  Roll out dough thick (1/2 inch).  Cuts with small glass
 (1-2 inch diameter).  Place on lightly oiled (sprayed) cookie sheet.
 Bake about 10 minutes (until no imprint remains when touched lightly with
    This recipe is from Sonja and William Conner’s The New American Diet (pp.