Old-Fashioned Applesauce Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 10, 2010 

Annetta Small of Bellingham says these yummy cake-like cookies are perfect for a holiday treat.

OLD-FASHIONED APPLESAUCE RAISIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients

3/4 cup margarine

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

21/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup raisins (add water to soften if needed)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (or replace with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts)

Directions

Cream together margarine and brown sugar.

Add applesauce and egg, mixing until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; stir into applesauce mixture.

Add raisins and chocolate chips (or walnuts).

Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Ice with a vanilla glaze frosting when partially cooled.

Makes 2 dozen.

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