Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Are you still searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that isn’t too sweet and will go smoothly with your vegan lifestyle or diet? Then look no further because today I’ll be sharing with you this soft, chewy, and delicious vegan cookies recipe!

This Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a delicious treat with no crazy, hard-to-find ingredients with an authentic chocolate chip cookie taste! The best part? You don’t necessarily have to refrigerate the dough, you can roll and bake immediately.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the best chocolate vegan cookies recipe out there! It’s a favorite between vegans and meat lovers alike. Anything that brings me to a win-win situation received a golden star.

Once you try this, I am positive that you’ll be going back to this recipe and will be craving it all the time. It tastes just like a regular chocolate chip cookie and it’s made with traditional ingredients too. Additionally, it’s healthy and has lesser calories as well.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t enjoy a perfect and delicious piece of cookie? Not only are cookies easy to make at home, but they’re also perfect as gifts and as dessert pieces too. Toasty, soft, and gooey goodness that melts perfectly in your mouth! No wonder it’s a favorite among many people.

If you have friends or family who live a vegan lifestyle, what better way to include them in the fun than by making this vegan chocolate cookies.

I really wanted this recipe to taste just like the customary chocolate chip cookies but be made with cruelty-free ingredients that everyone can munch! No one will even realize that these are vegan unless you tell them.

With that being said, here’s how to make my delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup refined coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz vegan semi-sweet chocolate, chunks
  • 4 oz vegan dark chocolate, chunks

Instead of vegan butter, I opted to use coconut oil. No other reason than it keeps the cookies moist and gives it a perfect texture and taste. If you don’t like coconut oil like me, feel free to look for something that has a neutral scent and flavor.



  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients like sugar, brown sugar, salt, and coconut oil until combined.
  2. Whisk in non-dairy milk and vanilla, until all sugar has dissolved and the batter is smooth.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula, being careful not to over mix. Remember to keep stirring even if it will get dry at first.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks evenly.
  5. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. You don’t have to wait for overnight to chill!
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  7. Scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and they should look like dough balls at this point.

Be sure to leave at least 2 inches of space between cookies and the edges of the pan so cookies can spread evenly.

  1. Baking time is 12-15 minutes, or until cookies just begin to brown. If the cookies look underdone, there’s no need to panic because they will continue to firm up when left in a room-temperature kitchen.

Is Chocolate Vegan?

Thankfully, it is! The chocolate itself is vegan but if you’re buying from a store please double check because they sometimes add in milk that is not dairy-free or vegan friendly.

Baking Tips for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • If you’re thinking about freezing the cookie dough because you need to make it ahead for some occasion and won’t have the time the next day, I suggest that you roll the cookie dough into balls and place them in an airtight container. No need to thaw when you’re about to bake it.
  • Vegan chocolate cookies are perfect for parties where you’re not hosting but you need a compact vegan dessert that you can take with you.
  • If you want soft cookies, simply place them in an airtight plastic container, add some bread inside to keep the cookies soft. If you want them crispier, place them in a glass container.

So there you have it! An easy way to make vegan cookies that ends up being the most delicious treat in the room. I feel like the only hard part of this recipe is waiting for the cookies to cool because as a chocolate and cookie lover like me, I want to munch on these as soon as I can!

These don’t taste vegan at all! Try it now and thank me later!

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