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Chocolate Chip Cookies-Like They Should Be

What you need: 

3/4 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegan margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/3 cup applesauce (enough to equal 1 egg)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (12 ounce) bag vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. Heat oven to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat sugars, margarine, vanilla, and applesauce together in a large bowl.
3. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. (Dough will be somewhat stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until light brown. Cool.
This is a recipe that my mom has been making my entire life, and I was so so so excited that they turned out so well after substituting a few things.
Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I HAD NO IDEA!  I had no idea that there were vegan cookies this good, much less ones I could make myself.  Like some others, I used 3/4 cup margarine and 2/3 cup applesauce; however, I didn't add any peanut butter.  I took them out right at or after ten minutes because I like a softer cookie, and my oven tended to fluctuate to a little below 370.  (I bought an oven thermometer today -- wow what a difference!  I had no idea my oven was so poorly calibrated.  I had to set it to ~310 to make the actual temp 370.)  They are PERFECT!  Soft but not too soft, exactly like they should be!  I ate one this morning first thing after getting up, just to make sure they're still good, lol!  They are!  These are the first vegan cookies I've ever make and I'm ecstatic over how they turned out.

Oh and I also added about 1/2-3/4 tsp almond extract and about 3/4 tsp chocolate extract.  I think the almond makes a HUGE and VERY positive impact.

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First of all, let me say...YUM! My omni boyfriend has been begging me to make these again, and I think I'll treat him to some tonight!

I, too, make the usual substitutions:

3/4 cup of margarine instead of a cup (I used Parkay last time, I think, but will try EB this time)
2/3 cup of apple sauce instead of 1/3
A couple of tablespoons of SmartBalance Omega-3 fortified peanut butter

Instead of making 3 dozen small cookies, we made a dozen really big cookies! They were delicious, but of course required a longer cooking time. They were crispy out the outside and edges and wonderfully chewy on the inside. My favorite chocolate chip cookies EVER!

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Anonymous

I added oatmeal & used whole wheat flour... these cookies are AMAZING!!!!

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This was fantastic- thanks so much! I've made the Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies but I don't think oil works as well as Earth Balance margarine. I used Ener-G Egg Replacer instead of applesauce and 3/4 cup of margarine, and also cooked it only 10 minutes and they were perfect- chewy and delicious.

Thanks so much! I will definitely be making much more of these  :)

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I just finished three of these and a glass of soy... I'm impressed.  :D
I used the applesauce modification and the peanut butter addition.
This recipe with the mod's is going into my recipe box. They're so much better than the old recipe I used.

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Yum yum yum!!!  Not just the best vegan cookies ever, but the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had!  (And I love cookies!!!)  Delish!!

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these were very very good. crispier than i would've liked, but maybe next time i'll use more applesauce or something. i did take the other reviewers' suggestions of using 3/4c margarine and 2/3 c appleasauce. the thinner ones were a little softer than the thicker ones. a couple months ago i made the happy vegan choc. chip cookies and i don't know if i did something wrong there but they came out awful, so these were perfect in comparison.

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Anonymous

Wow... these cookies are AWESOME!! I used whole wheat flour and oatmeal, added a bit of cinnamon & used melted Earth Balance spread & the cookies turned out great. These are my new favorite cookies!!!!  :)

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On behalf of my meat eating BF who's been asking "when can we eat 'real' cookies again?" I want to share a teary-eyed thank you.  I wish I had my camera on hand when he first bit into one of these, he looked just like a little boy who'd found his long lost best friend.

Thank you SO much for this recipe!!!
ps- I must admit that we ended up about three cookies short due to the fact that I couldn't stop eating the batter!!!  ::)

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These were easy to make.  I found they had too much of a "butter" taste using Earth Balance.  Next time I will use 1/2 the margarine and 1/2 Tahini.

Thanks for the recipe.

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