Combine applesauce and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
Cream brown sugar, sugar,vanilla, shortening
Add: Amish batter, egg. beat 2 minutes on medium speed
mix alternately with 4+1/2 cups flour and 1 tsp baking powder.
Mix until well blended.
Fold in 2 cups (12-oz) chocolate chips.
Drop on cookie sheet.
Bake 350 for 8-10 minutes