Go Back
+ servings
My Darling Vegan
Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are just how a cookie should be - chewy, sweet, and filled with chocolate in every bite.
4.92 from 25 votes

Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment and rate it below.
If you made any substitutions, let us know how it turned out!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine brown and white sugar with coconut oil and salt. Stir until sugars are evenly hydrated. Add applesauce and vanilla extract, siring to combine. 

  3. Sift the flour and baking soda into the sugar/apple sauce mixture and mix until the flour is evenly incorporated and a thick dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips. 

  4. Scoop about 2 rounded tbsp of dough onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2" between cookies. 

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are lightly brown. They should be slightly under-baked. This will give the cookie the chewy texture. 

  6. Pull cookies from oven and tap a few times on the counter to allow the cookies to flatten slightly. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to let cool completely on a cooling rack. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - These cookies can be served immediately or you can first let them cool completely. Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Make in Advance - You can also store the dough in the freezer for fresh baked cookies every day! To do this, roll the cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer. Let the cookie balls freeze completely, at least 2 hours, before transferring them into a large ziplock bag to be stored for up to 2 months. This way you can pull out a couple of cookies at a time to bake as you please!

Recipe Tips

  1. The most accurate way to measure flour is to spoon it into your measuring cup, leveling it off with the back of a knife.
  2. Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Placing these between the baking sheet and your cookies will not only prevent sticking, but it will also encourage the cookies to bake faster on the outside giving you that soft and chewy middle.
  3. Bake for less time. I always recommend taking your cookies out when they are slightly underdone. Cookies will continue to bake on the baking sheet as they cool. You can tell cookies are done when they are slightly brown and flattened but still have a bit of wobble.
  4. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool at least 5 minutes on the cookie tray before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. This is the final touch in creating that perfect chewy texture.
Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 152
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Protein 1g 2%
Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 25%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Sugar 13g 14%
Vitamin C 0.1mg
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%