1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the applesauce and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix well to combine.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Fold in the vegan chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are slightly soft.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat the process with the remaining dough until all the cookies are baked.