Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, vegan butter, oil, water, and vanilla extract. We recommend mixing with a handheld electric mixer if you have one. If not, old-fashioned whisking will do the trick.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the vegan butter mixture and thoroughly combine.
Stir in chocolate chips, and pecans (if using).
Scoop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and lightly flatten them out with a spatula
Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden and crispy around the edges. Allow to cool before eating.