|Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Now, these cookies kinda look like little russet potatoes, but rest assured, they are a soft, light and moist cookie! I don't know where the recipe came from; only that my mom clipped it from a newspaper many years ago. A friend of mine has tried this recipe using canned pumpkin with good results. This has been a family favorite and my 16 year old son gets ALL the credit for making these cookies tonight!
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. thick applesauce
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts, if desired
In a medium mixing bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
Stir in applesauce mixture. Add flour and spices.
Add chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by medium (2 Tablespoon) cookie scoop onto lightly greased baking sheet (or use parchment paper or Silpat baking sheet). (
Bake at 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until tops are dry and when touched and the cookie springs back.