Recipe: The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously)

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I’ve cracked the code! Actually, someone else cracked the code, but I am wholeheartedly enjoying the secondhand success of recreating Baker by Nature’s vegan chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t know if excellent and totally satisfying plant-based chocolate chip cookies were possible, based on some bad vegan baking experiences in the past, but these are everything that a chocolate chip cookie should be. Chewy inside, crispy outside, chocolatey, and balanced with a sprinkle of sea salt.Β 

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If you’re vegan or plant-based, you’ll want to make sure you find dairy-free chocolate chips. My current favorite are by the Guittard brand, which they sell at my regular grocery store, and which are only slightly more expensive than their Nestle counterparts.

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Something you might not have thought of is that vegan chocolate chip cookies have the significant benefit of raw egg-less dough which you can munch on without that fear in the back of your mind that you might get salmonella poisoning and die.

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These cookies are made with applesauce, coconut milk, and coconut oil. It’s an odd combination that I haven’t used in baking before, and I can’t believe how much these taste like cookies made with eggs and butter.

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I Β have already made this recipe 4 times and intend on making it many more. I highly recommend this one!


This recipe is based on Baker by Nature’s amazing recipe:

1/2 c. coconut oil (in a totally solid state)

1 1/4 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. coconut milk (not the lite kind)

1/4 c. applesauce (not sweetened)

2 1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. chocolate chips


Beat coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add coconut milk and applesauce. Mix in all dry ingredients, followed by the Β chocolate chips. Sprinkle dough with sea salt before baking. Bake at 375 (F) for about 10 minutes, or until golden and perfect. Enjoy!

All the best,

Spencer

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