Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt in bowl and set aside.
Place crisco stick, water, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and applesauce in bowl of blender and mix until well incorporated.
Shut blender off. Pour 1/3 of flour mixture into blender. Mix with blender on low setting until incorporated. Add half of remaining flour mixture in same manner and, once incorporated, add the last of the mixture. Once all ingredients are just incorporated (don't over mix), add in chocolate chips. Once again, blend on lowest setting until they are dispersed throughout.
Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, place heaping scoops on an ungreased baking sheet. I put 9 scoops on 3 baking sheets.
Bake on middle rack for 7-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.