Applesauce-whole wheat squares

Yield: 55 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Whole wheat or whole wheat
Pastry flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Plus 1 Tablespoon oil
1 cup Apple sauce

"Their true applesauce taste makes these crackers a welcome after-school snack. 350~F. 15 to 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 350~F.

Stir together the flour, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl or in the food processor. Add the oil and blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the apple sauce and mix well. Gather into a ball. If dough is too wet, knead in a little flour.

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll thin, 1/16 to ⅛ inch. With a sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares. Arrange on a baking sheet. Prick each square 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork.

Bake for 10 minutes. Turn and continue baking for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until crisp. Cool on a rack. Yield: 50-55.

VARIATION: If you want a sweeter cracker, sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar. Roll the rolling pin lightly over the tops before cutting to press in the sugar.

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