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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.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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wish i would have read the comments before i tried this  :'( the mixture turned out way over oily (too much butter, no doubt)... and after four minutes in the oven the edges were burning. i ended up just throwing the rest away.

maybe i'll try again, but next time less butter.


yes.  this is exactly like they should be!  my first time making vegan chocolate cookies and i couldnt be more pleased.  i made a few small changes.. used a flax egg instead of applesauce (i was out, plus im not so into cakey cookies), added a few hearty shakes of cinnamon, and a half cup of plain soymilk (otherwise it wasnt actually much of a batter)  these taste just like the tollhouse ones my mom makes that i was thinking i was going to miss out on forever.  thank you!
  one thing though, is that i agree with some other people that a whole bag of chips is a bit too much.. alot of them were falling out of the dough or just wouldnt fit in it anyway, but the cookies are definitely packed with them (which was good) so it might just be a small handfull too much.  therefore, feel free to eat a few chips from the bag before you toss em all in!


these came out awesome! I added a little more applesauce, vegetable oil instead of margarine, and no salt. 10 min was the perfect time, the texture was perfectly chewy
I brought them to work and all the non-vegans thought they were better than regular chocolate chip cookies! i had tried the happy vegan ones and they came out terrible, i dont know why. Im so glad I tried this one, my new cookie recipe!


Yes, I've made these three different ways now..and they all came out good-great! I've made bars, cookies with mostly oil/less flour, and the original recipe with just a little bit of oil. I like more EB instead of oil b/c the flavor is better..but we liked them either way. ; )


I was determined to make these, even though I was short on the ingredients.  There was a lot of substituting going on:

1.  I didn't have brown sugar, so I used some Sugar in the Raw I've had in my cupboard for years and poured in some molasses.
2.  I didn't have a cup of butter, so I put what was left of my EB in a measuring cup and filled it the rest of the way with oil.
3.  I didn't have applesauce, so I used Ener-G egg replacer.  (I thought applesauce was a substitute for oil, not egg?)
4.  I only had a little over a cup of regular flour, so about half of it was barley flour.

I baked them for 12 minutes a tray.  They came out fine, with the exception of being a little oily and I think the larger sugar crystals didn't melt – they taste a tad granular.  All in all, though, this is a very forgiving recipe.


. I took them out right at ten min. because I like mine soft and let them cool, and like I said they tasted wonderful, but I just wish they didnt spread out so much..and ideas?

I suggest just making the cookie dough, and spreading it in a cake pan. I use an 11x7 non-stick metal pan-sprayed with oil. They bake up wonderfully and I cut them into bars. I do this for basically all my cookies b/c I don't like baking cookies all day sometimes. You just need to bake them a little longer so that they are browned on top..but also done inside. I cut mine so that I get nine bars..but they are of course thicker. I hope you try it!  :)


These were the first vegan chocolate chip cookies ive ever made and I have to say they were very good. The only thing is I tried to half everything, because I didnt think I needed 3 dozen cookies, and so im not sure if that made a differance or not but mine came out very thin. I took them out right at ten min. because I like mine soft and let them cool, and like I said they tasted wonderful, but I just wish they didnt spread out so much..and ideas? I also used the original recipe as opposed to the addition of more apple sauce and what not.


We loved these! I also used about 3/4 cup margarine, 1/3 cup apple sauce, and made them into bars. They were a little doughy in the middle-but fabulous that way. I just poured in some chocolate they came out very chocolaty!  ;)


These were amazing. My non-veg family could not stop talking about them.
Modifications made: 3/4 sucanat instead of brown sugar, 1 flax egg in place of the applesauce (didn't have any), half white and half whole wheat flour, 2 or 3 tablespoons of soy milk because my dough was a bit too dry, and a little extra chocolate chips :) THANKS!


Great!  I made two separate batches of choc chip cookies from two separate vegan cookbooks this past week, and both sucked.  In contrast, this was fab.  I also did 2/3 c applesauce and 3/4 c oil.  Thank you and your mom!



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