Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and line a baking tray with parchment or silicone baking pads. Beat shortening and sugar until creamy, then add applesauce and coconut milk. Mix in all other ingredients ending with flour until completely mixed.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls, dip in cinnamon/sugar mixture to coat all sides. Place on a baking tray about an inch apart and press down slightly to flatten.
Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until the sides or edges start to darken slightly. Remove and allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes then loosen from pan and enjoy.