Butter and sugar mixture with a spatula in a glass bowl

Soft Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword banana, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate the dough 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Author Veg Life Staff


  • 1-1/4 c All Purpose Flour
  • 3/8 tsp Baking Soda that's 1/4 tsp PLUS 1/8 tsp :)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup PLUS 1 tbl Bananas mashed
  • 1/4 c Vegan Sour Cream or Vegan Greek-Style Yogurt
  • 1/4 c Vegan Margarine melted
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Applesauce I prefer unsweetened, but you could use sweetened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips I used 1 full cup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat vegan margarine to melt (either in a pan on the stove, or in the microwave in 15 second increments).
  • Remove from the heat and add the white and brown sugars. Allow to cool.
  • Add the mixture to a large mixing bowl along with the applesauce and vanilla.
  • Add the banana and vegan sour cream.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk until combined and fold into the banana mixture.
  • Lastly, fold in chocolate chips. Another optional add-in could be walnuts, if desired.
  • Refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes.
  • Using a cookie scoop, place the batter onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. About 2" apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms and edges are golden brown. Depending on your oven, you may need a minute or two more than this. They will be soft until set up, but should be able to be moved with a spatula. They will continue to firm as they cool.