1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup granulated artificial sweetener
2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
Cream together shortening and sugar replacement. Add egg and blend well.
Sift all dry ingredients together and add alternately with applesauce and water to creamed mixture. Be sure to add flour first and last.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.