These Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were heavily inspired by Chris Morrocco’s “BA’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe that I stumbled upon first on YouTube, because I obsessively watch the BA YouTube channel because it is the best YouTube channel of all times, as far as I’m concerned.
I realized while watching Chris stir his brown butter mixture that I have never had brown butter anything in my life and became deeply intrigued in the idea of making it – vegan, of course.
So here we are – Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – my riff on BA’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. I subbed dairy butter for Earth Balance baking sticks (which are the best for vegan baking and frosting), and the eggs and yolks for a bit of apple sauce and a spoonful of sunflower seed butter. Another neutral-flavored nut butter (such as cashew or almond) would also work well, as would a tablespoon of plain old oil. I also added a pinch more leavening agent for any extra lift the eggs provided to the original recipe.