Crisp Pumpkin Cookies

Crisp Pumpkin Cookies

vegetable cooking spray
2 cups sugar
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs beaten
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
2 cups pumpkin, canned
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Using an
electric mixer, blend sugar and applesauce; add eggs.

In a separate bowl, stir together flours, salt, soda, and spice; mix dry
ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with the pumpkin. Add nuts.

Form into two logs, wrap in waxed paper, and chill thoroughly in
refrigerator until dough is stiff. (This will be several hours or

Slice dough thin, about 1/8", and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove promptly
to cooling rack. Cookies will be thin, light, and crisp. Browning is not
easily seen.

Approximately 108 cookies