Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large bowl, cream sugar, shortening and butter together.
Add eggs and applesauce and mix well.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of batter on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and leave cookies on baking sheet for an additional 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.