The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER.

…and they’re vegan.

But don’t go anywhere you non-vegans! I promise these cookies will be the best you’ve ever had…a bold statement, I know.

The recipe is from bakerbynature.com (you should check out all her other amazing recipes) but I’ve also put it below.

Make these cookies. They will change your life. Promise!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid (be sure it is not melted at all)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (I like to use the thicker Thai variety, but any coconut milk will work)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips* (use vegan chocolate chips if vegan), divided
  • Flaky sea salt, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla, beating until well combined.** Add in the coconut milk and applesauce and whisk until well combined; set aside. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; whisk well to combine.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and, using a wooden spoon or very sturdy spatula, stir until ingredients are combined. The batter will be very thick! Fold in 1 and 3/4 cups of the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop three tablespoon sized mounds of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving a few inches between each cookies for spreading. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers have set. Press remaining chocolate chips on top of warm cookies, and sprinkle with sea salt, if using. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

*I only use about 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips, but if you like your cookies extra chocolaty, go for the two cups! I also suggest smaller chocolate chips for this recipe.

**Don’t worry too much about there being chunks of coconut oil in the mixture. They actually leave these delicious, little craters in the cookies that taste like they’re caramelized!

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