Mississippi Spice Muffins

Makes 84 small muffins

1 cup soft butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups applesauce, preferably unsweetened
3 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour
1 cup nuts, chopped
Powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, on at a time.

Mix in applesauce and spices.

Sift together salt, soda, and flour.

Add to applesauce mixture and beat well.

Stir in nuts. Bake in lightly greased miniature muffin pans at 350ºF for 8 - 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.