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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies [Vegan]

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I decided the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie had to be just like Mom's was- chewy, soft, not too sweet, and with a hint of crunch along the edges. These cookies match that. I've fooled plenty of people into thinking they're just plain ol' chocolate chippers...and they are, only considerably healthier!

Perfect 'Tollhouse' Cookies

This Recipe is :


22 - 24 cookies


  • 1 cup vegetable shortening, straight from the fridge if available
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together butter, vanilla, sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add applesauce to mixture and beat until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together salt, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
  5. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing all the while.
  6. Once dough reaches a uniform consistency, remove from stand mixer and fold in 1/2 cup (or more to your liking!) chocolate chips.
  7. Roll 1 inch balls or drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto greased or lined baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!


Edges should be golden and chocolate should be gooey.





I'm Amber, the author of Fettle Vegan. I made the transition to a plant-based diet about six years ago. I was born and raised in a town in Maine and grew up eating an omnivorous diet, feasting on plants and animals we grew and harvested ourselves. These days, Alex and I live in Long Beach, California with our Pit Bull Maddie. I do the cooking and the photographing, he does the taste-testing and social media. We make a great team!



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24 comments on “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies [Vegan]”

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Katie O'Rear
3 Years Ago

Erick D. Hannis we need to make this or the vegan cake. : P

Aïda Fibla
3 Years Ago

mmmm cookies

Nicole Velez
3 Years Ago

These look amazing! - won't ever need another cookie recipe :D

Daniel Ronay
3 Years Ago

My Mom never made cookies

Steve Claas
3 Years Ago

Won't eat that shit.

Tamara Winslow
3 Years Ago

Monnie Winslow :)

Jonathan Barrett
3 Years Ago

Jillian Barrett

Carisse Crossland
3 Years Ago

Marie Havens - I'm SO down!!!!!!

Marie Havens
3 Years Ago

Carisse Crossland - we need to vegan bake together one day soon!!!!

Rhonda Branum
3 Years Ago

Sorry I meant its a lot of shortening for such a small batch


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