1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cream together fat, sugars, egg, vanilla and applesauce until smooth.
3. Sift together dry ingredients: flour, soda, salt and spices. Fold into batter. Stir in oatmeal and raisins.
4. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove cookies and cool on wire rack. Store cooled cookies in airtight container. Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.