These cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Full of just the right amount of chocolate chips to actually be able to taste the cookie, these are like the ones mom used to make. – Zsu
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter
2 tablespoons applesauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup natural sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons plain unsweetened vegan milk
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir well and set aside. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop.
In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, apple- sauce, sugars, vanilla, and milk. Whisk vigorously for 20 seconds.
Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Fold in the chocolate chips and the optional nuts.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 6 minutes, rotate the baking sheets, and continue to bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cookies are browning around the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.