Preparation / Directions:
1. In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl
beat butter and applesauce until well blended. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar,
egg, vanilla and pecans. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat
until blended. Dough will be stiff.
2. With lightly floured fingers shape 2-teaspoon portions of the dough
into balls. You should have 24 balls. Set them 1 inch apart on 2 12x15
nonstick (or greased regular) baking sheets. Bake in a 375 degree oven
until cookies are light golden brown (a
bout 15 minutes). Switch positions of trays half way through baking. Let
cool on baking sheets until lukewarm.
3. Sift 1/2 cup of remaining sugar onto a large sheet of wax paper. Roll
each cookie gently in sugar. With your fingers pack more sugar all over
each cookie to a depth of about 1/8 inch. Place cookies on a rack over
wax paper and dust generously with r
emaining sugar. Let cool completely.