Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies
7 cups California Raisins
1/3 cup Unsweetened applesauce
3-1/2 cups Sugar
2-1/3 cups Margarine, softened
1 cup Liquid eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla
8 cups All-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups Cocoa
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 teaspoons Salt
1 lb. 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.
Tips: 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.
Yield: 100 cookies at 1-1/2 oz. dough per serving
Nutrients per Serving: Calories 161, Fat 6g, Sat Fat 2g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 78mg,
Carbohydrate 26g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 2g