Melodee Frye's

Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Chip Applesauce

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup margarine, softened

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups applesauce
6 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

In one bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Gradually beat in dry ingredients, alternating adding with the applesauce. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake in 350-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes until center of cookie is set. Yield: 3 dozen

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