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The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! Soft, thick & chewy vegan cookies filled with chocolatey goodness. My absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe & so easy to make you don’t even need a mixer.

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The 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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How to Make 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

These are the BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! Soft, thick & chewy vegan cookies filled with chocolatey goodness. My absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe & so easy to make you don’t even need a mixer.


Ingredients

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  • 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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19 comments on “The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. When you say coconut milk- do you mean the kind that is chilled in the carton or the thick kind in the can? I don’t want to screw them up- sorry if it’s a stupid question!

    1. Not stupid at all. I get asked this all the time. Use the can version, it’s thicker and will help your cookies keep their shape.

  2. Could I use Cassava Flour in place of Whole Wheat Flour? If so, will an adjustment need to be made from your recipe of 2 1/4 cups?

    1. Hey Chris, I’ve actually never baked with cassava flour before so I’m not familiar with the ratios. Sorry.

  3. My family loves this! I make them all the time. No one believes me when I say they are vegan

    1. I love it when a recipe is family-approved! Not sure you can ever go wrong with chocolate chip cookies!

  4. I have been needing a new recipe for my girls to try, and this is perfect! They will love making these this afternoon!

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    Chrissie Baker

    Finally a vegan cookie I think I might like. Maybe gonna make them tomorrow πŸ‘πŸ»

  6. These look like they came straight from the bakery! Love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe! Yum!

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    Dorothy Reinholdd

    I am making a grocery list asap! I am so excited to try these. Love the addition of the applesauce and cinnamon.,