– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) and prepare a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
– In a large bowl, mix the vegan butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamed. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, and applesauce and mix well.
– Add the salt, cinnamon, baking soda, flour and mix thoroughly. Fold in vegan chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.