2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups (dark chocolate covered) raisins
Powdered sugar, if desired
Combine brown sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add applesauce and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed. Stir in raisins by hand.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Cookies will not brown; a slight imprint will remain when touched with finger.)
Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.