The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, these vegan cookies are soft, thick, chewy and filled with chocolate goodness! My absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make, so easy you don’t need a mixer to make.

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Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies y’all. I can’t resist them. Put a big plate in front of me .. and I’m sure to grab at least two.

When we got back from Mexico, I asked my son what he wanted to do. The first thing he said was “make cookies mommy.” I mean, how can I resist that? So we went to the grocery store and grabbed some coconut milk and applesauce and away we went with my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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I use to make my husbands moms recipe every time I’d make cookies. But not anymore, these vegan cookies are the softest most chewy and divine cookie you will ever have. I honestly, don’t make any other chocolate chip cookies anymore. Just this recipe, it’s straight up addicting.

What Chocolate is Vegan?

There are a ton of different Vegan Chocolates to try these days. You could buy a large bar and chop it up into chunks or if you’re like me and like the chips I love the Enjoy Life brand Chocolate. You can get it at most grocery stores, Whole Foods or on Amazon. 

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a stack of vegan chocolate chip cookies piled on each other

How to bake Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl add coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Whisk together until well combined, will look like a thick paste.
  3. Then add in the coconut milk and applesauce. Continue to whisk until well combined; set aside.
  4. To the same bowl, add in the whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently mix (so the flour doesn’t fly everywhere) then continue to mix until the flour is completely combined and there are no dry patched. (FYI – The batter will be very thick!)
  5. Lastly, add in chocolate chips. Mix so the chocolate chips are evenly distributed through the batter.
  6. Scoop two tablespoon sized mounds of dough into your hand and form into a ball. Place ball onto prepared cookie sheet and slightly press down. Repeat for each cookie. Leave a few inches between each cookies for spreading.
  7. Bake cookies for 9 to 10 minutes (mine are perfect at 9 minutes), or until the edges are golden.
  8. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack.

How long do Vegan Cookies last?

If stored in an air tight container on the counter, freshly baked cookies will last 2-3 weeks. (although, these are so good they won’t make it past 2-3 days!)

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These cookies are filled with chocolate goodness. My favorite time to eat them is about 5 minutes after they’ve cooled. They have just set and firm up a bit but the chocolate is still warm and gooey.

It’s basically irresistible. I cannot wait to hear what you think, make sure you tag me on the “gram” if you make them! 

Bon Appetit friends!

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The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 large cookies or 32 small cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Vegan, Brownies/Cookies/Bars
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, these vegan cookies are soft, thick, chewy and filled with chocolate goodness!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid (make sure it is not melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (use vanilla extract if you don’t have paste)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips if you want fully vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl add coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Whisk together until well combined, will look like a thick paste.
  3. Then add in the coconut milk and applesauce. Continue to whisk until well combined; set aside.
  4. To the same bowl, add in the whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently mix (so the flour doesn’t fly everywhere) then continue to mix until the flour is completely combined and there are no dry patched. (FYI – The batter will be very thick!)
  5. Lastly, add in chocolate chips. Mix so the chocolate chips are evenly distributed through the batter.
  6. Scoop two tablespoon sized mounds of dough into your hand and form into a ball. Place ball onto prepared cookie sheet and slightly press down. Repeat for each cookie. Leave a few inches between each cookies for spreading.
  7. Bake cookies for 9 to 10 minutes (mine are perfect at 9 minutes), or until the edges are golden.
  8. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Baker by Nature

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