Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer with a large bowl), cream softened plant-based butter, white sugar, and packed brown sugar for 3-4 minutes on medium speed, or until soft, smooth, creamy, and evenly incorporated.
Add applesauce and vanilla extract. Turn the mixer back on to medium speed and cream together another minute.
Mix together dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) and slowly mix on low speed until just combined.
Stir in carob chips.
Using a small cookie scoop, or tablespoon and scoop cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Don't overcrowd cookie sheet as cookies will spread. Place cookies a couple of inches apart, 12 cookies per baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until desired crispness
Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.