Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • Yields 100 cookies at 1-1/2 oz. dough per serving
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 cookie


    • 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


    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 350º 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 (32% from fat); Total Fat 6g (sat 1.5g, mono 2.5g, poly 1.5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 26g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 17g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 180mg; Calcium 20mg; Potassium 132mg

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