1Combine in small bowl and set aside.
1-1/2 cup applesauce 3 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup shortening
1 cup Amish friendship bread starter
2Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Add applesauce mix alternately with 4 1/2 C. flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Mix until well blended. Fold in 2 cups (12 oz.) of chocolate chips. Drop batter on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.