Ingredients

  • 7 Cups California raisins
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups margarine, softened
  • 1 Cup liquid eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup cocoa
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Pound mini chocolate chips

Procedure

1. Process raisins and applesauce until a smooth paste is formed.
2. In a large mixer bowl, combine raisin paste with sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
3. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well.
4. Add chocolate chips, stirring just to blend chips evenly throughout the dough.
5. Using a #30 scoop, drop dough onto a parchment-lined pan. Flatten cookies gently using another sheet of parchment.
6. Bake in a conventional oven at 350┬║ F. for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.

Notes: This is a moist, chewy cookie. If you need to stack these cookies for shipment, bake 15 to 17 minutes; this will dry the surface slightly and keep them from sticking to each other. They will retain their moistness inside due to the raisins.

Substitute mini candy-coated chocolate pieces for the chocolate chips, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 32%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 180; Potassium 132; Total Carbohydrate 26; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 17; Protein 2; Calcium 20; Iron 1;

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