Preheat oven to 375°.
Beat sugar and margarine in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add applesauce and vanilla; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, spice, and salt in a bowl. Add to sugar mixture, beating well. Stir in the oats, raisins, and pecans. Drop dough into 24 mounds 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.