The use of applesauce (Yes, you read it right!) gives these Chunky Vegan Chocolate Chip + Pretzel Cookies a nice chewiness, softness, + gooeyness that will leave you wanting just one more cookie (or maybe 2 or 3---if you're like me. haha!).
They’re made with simple, organic ingredients and doesn't lack flavor at all. Can you imagine just how good chocolate chips and pretzels are together? Well, they're SO good.
These cookies are entirely dairy-free, vegan, and only require one-bowl. This recipe is a great family baking activity and I can admit that your littles ones will be just as obsessed with these as you are.
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If you’re a regular baker, you may already have all of the simple ingredients for this recipe at home. Once everything is thrown together in a mixing bowl, you literally scoop your cookies unto a cookie/baking sheet and bake right away. No need to refrigerate your cookie dough with this recipe.
When it comes to baking vegan cookies, this can be quiet the challenge since dairy, egg, and butter play such an important role in the perfect cookie texture and form. However, I've learned a few takeaways while failing and mastering vegan cookies and wanted to share them below for you. For additional tips, you can check out Buzzfeed's article.
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These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are THE Best! Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself. More importantly, the use of applesauce (Yes, you read it right!) gives these cookies a nice chewiness, softness, + gooeyness that will leave you wanting just one more cookie (or maybe 2 or 3! Haha!). Super easy to make and whipped together in 20 short minutes.
In the midst of shooting this recipe, I decided to have a bit of fun with the scene, therefore, I want to capture a nice dunk of my cookies in dairy-free milk. I literally took it back to childhood dreams. Haha.
All-purpose flour. I use organic all-purpose flour from Bob’s Red Mill. It’s certified vegan.
Brown sugar. Use organic for the best flavor and quality.
Cane Sugar. This is a great healthy alternative to regular white sugar and is all organic and vegan-friendly.
Baking Soda: This helps your cookies rise and become soft.
Coconut Oil or Vegan Butter. To ensure that your cookie has a nice amount of softness and chewiness, be sure to use only SOLID coconut oil or softened vegan butter (at room temp).
Vanilla. Choose pure vanilla to ensure you’re getting the best flavor and quality.
Vegan chocolate chips. I use baking chips, but you can also use your favorite vegan chocolate bar for this recipe, roughly chopped. It doesn't matter if your chocolate chips are mini or regular-sized.
Applesauce. This ingredients helps to keep your cookies nice and thick while not over-powering the flavor.
Pretzels. I love using the mini-sized version of pretzels so that I can add whole pretzels to the cookies in addition to broken pieces. You can use larger ones and crush them, if preferred.
1, 2, 3------DUNK!
This entire dunk scene was just beautiful.
All the way until the end.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, add in the coconut oil (or vegan butter) and both sugars, whisking everything until well combined and the mixture looks smooth and well combined. Add in the applesauce, and vanilla, whisking them together until combined.
Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and pinch of cinnamon, mixing everything together using a rubber spatula until the mixture becomes wet, thick, and holds together well. Fold in chocolate chips and pretzels.
Using a medium-size scoop, scoop each cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving 1-inches between each cookie for spreading when they bake.
Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
Remove the cookies from the oven and press remaining chocolate chips on top of warm cookies and add additional pretzel pieces, if desired.
Cool cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy with your favorite glass of dairy-free milk.
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Chunky Vegan Chocolate Chip + Pretzel Cookies.