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       Title: Maple Raisin Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Granulated sugar
     3/4 c  Butter; softened
     3/4 c  Applesauce
       1    Egg
       1 ts Pumpkin pie spice
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Raisins
     1/2 c  Walnuts; chopped
            Frosting:
       4 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 c  Butter; softened
       3 tb Milk; to 4 tablespoons
     1/2 ts Maple extract
            Raisins
  
   Recipe by: Land O Lakes Cookie Collection
        Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease cookie sheets.  In a large mixer
   bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter,applesauce, egg, pumpkin pie spice,
   baking soda and salt. Beat on low speed, scraping the bowl often, for 2 to
   3 minutes until well mixed.  Stir in the raisins and nuts. Drop rounded
   teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to
   12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the pans immediately;
   cool completely.
   
       For the frosting, combine the powdered sugar, butter, milk and maple
   extract in a small mixer bowl.  Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl
   often, for 3 to 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Spread over the cooled
   cookies. Place 2 raisins in the center of each cookie. Penny Halsey
   (ATBN65B).
  
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