Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies / loveandlemons.com

Happy Saturday! Here’s a sweet little (vegan) weekend treat.

I just realized, for as much as I love to bake cookies, this blog is seriously lacking recipes to show for it. And then I realized why – the camera can hardly snap fast enough before Jack reaches his hand in and they all disappear. Waiting for me to arrange warm cookies nicely on a plate is just not something this guy I’m with has patience for.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies / loveandlemons.com

These cookies are made with coconut oil instead of butter. I like using it because it’s a great healthy non-dairy fat that’s less processed than vegan butter substitutes. A flax “egg” holds these together but if you’re not vegan and don’t have flax – you can just use an egg.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies / loveandlemons.com

You’ll notice, this is sort of a small batch. This recipe makes 12 cookies, so just double it if you are making cookies for your family. For Jack and I (who will eat these all in one day), less is just more. 

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 12 cookies (double recipe if you want more)
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, slightly softened (not melted)
  • ½ cup cane sugar (or regular sugar or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk
  • ¼ cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer), add ground flax and warm water. Stir until combined and let it sit and "gel" for a few minutes while you prep the dry ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda and salt.
  4. To your large mixing bowl, add the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, and mix until well incorporated. If the batter is too thick and sticky, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk.
  6. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop balls of dough onto your cookie sheet. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges.
Notes
Whole wheat can be used in place of the spelt flour.

For a non-vegan version, you can use 1 egg, just skip the flax and water.

Butter can be substituted for coconut oil.

For a richer cookie that flattens out more - increase coconut oil by 2 tablespoons.

 


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54 comments

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  2. June Burns on said:

    Such adorable little cookies! So soft and plump, mmmm 🙂

    • You nailed it with the word plump. That’s exactly it! This will be my first experience with spelt flour, crossing my fingers!! And I think I will add the walnuts for sure, was reading that eating a handful of walnuts actually decreases belly fat, which is convenient in particular when eating a cookie.

  3. These look seriously perfect! I love all your vegan recipes because they never require totally weird ingredients and they always work out perfectly. I’d been secretly hoping for a classic chocolate chip so I’m thrilled! Pinned these 🙂

  4. looks delicious! I agree, I’m all about the small batch cookies because you know they are just gonna get gobbled up in one day no matter how many there are. Can i ask, what is the point of half spelt half AP flour. Does it affect the taste or texture much?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I like to use spelt instead of whole wheat (I think it has a lighter taste but it’s healthier than AP). But I still like to use half AP for overall lightness.

  5. Pey-Lih on said:

    Happy Saturday, indeed! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

  6. Shae from hello-homebody.com on said:

    What brand of chocolate chips do you use? I’m dairy-free and have yet to find vegan chocolate chips, even semi-sweet chips contain milkfat or list milk under ingredient allergens.

  7. Devan on said:

    hey Shea, Its amazing how many different foods you can make look tasty with only using vegan friendly ingredients. when I used to think of vegan food before I saw this the image I had of it wasn’t the best. Now that I see you can make cookies it makes me want some. Really nice blog, I liked it a lot. If you haven’t done vegan brownies yet you should try to make those.

  8. Kari from sweetteasweetie.com on said:

    I love chocolate chip cookies! These look good!

  9. If you ever need some in a hurry and don’t have time to bake, Trader Joes Vegan CC cookies are awesome!

  10. These look so simple and delicious! I love how it makes a small batch.

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  12. These look so delicious!! I don’t think you’d miss the butter one bit. Can’t wait to try. Yum. xx

  13. Kirsti from etsy.com on said:

    These look amazing and I love that they are a smaller batch as it’s just me and my boyfriend 🙂 I’ve only recently discovered this blog and just want to see I find your recipes really tasty and inspiring!

  14. Kirsti from etsy.com on said:

    These look amazing and I love that they are a smaller batch as it’s just me and my boyfriend 🙂 I’ve only recently discovered this blog and just want to say I find your recipes really tasty and inspiring!

  15. Naomi Teeter from theinspiredtransformation.com on said:

    Thank you for posting this recipe! I want to bake these this weekend. It says in the recipe that whole wheat flour can replace the spelt flour… but can the spelt flour or some other flour equally replace the whole wheat flour? Like coconut, almond, tapioca, potato, etc? I’ll look this up.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Naomi, I can’t say for sure without having tried them. Also – those flours you mentioned are very different from spelt/wheat so it’s likely the ratios would not be the same. (ie, I know coconut flour requires a much higher liquid ratio).

  16. you had me at cookie… to be honest the small batch is probably a good thing! these look perfect. xo

  17. Bookmarking these to make for my hubby, I don’t make him enough vegan sweet treats. I also add flaxseeds to a lot of my bakes and it goes into my wee boy’s porridge every morning too.

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  20. termet from termet-rzeszow.pl on said:

    I love this simple cookies

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  22. Lyndsay from livingwithcowsmilkproteinallergy.com on said:

    These look awesome! Do you know if it’ll work using just spelt flour instead of all purpose flour? and would it be the same quantity needed?

  23. cazzawazzadingdong on said:

    These little baby’s are amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I used what I had on hand so I replaced the spelt flour with rice flour and instead of vanilla essence I used pure maple syrup! Delicious!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I’m so glad you liked them!!

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  25. Avilla Sage on said:

    Indeed! This look is seriously perfect, I love baking when i’m home and I need to try this one, everyone will love this when they try it.

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  30. Renee from reneesexton.co.nz on said:

    yum, its always super hard to find vegan cookies so this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. thanks 🙂 http://www.reneesexton.co.nz

  31. Kavita on said:

    I tried these today and they turned out soooo good! My 4 year old (who’s super picky, to say the least) gobbled them up too. I used date sugar instead of cane sugar and whole wheat flour in place of spelt flour, like you suggested. Thanks for your wonderful blog, creative recipes, and delectable photos!!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks Kavita! I”m so glad you and your daughter enjoyed them. I’ll have to try using date sugar!

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  33. Charlotte on said:

    Thank you so much for all the recipes. I tried this one this afternoon and… They were the most delicious cookies I’ve ever had ! So crunchy, and very soft in the middle! A real success, my family loved it !
    Thank you again,
    xx from Switzerland 🙂

  34. xiomara on said:

    these were awesome ! thank you for sharing the recipe !

  35. gino on said:

    Tried out this recipe as I can’t eat wheat any longer but Spelt is ok. With that said, holy wowser, these are terrific. I ate the entire recipe in one sitting…I guess I’ll have make it again tonight. 🙂

  36. jocelyn on said:

    Wondering if all of the flour can be replaced with a GF AP flour?

    • Hi Jocelyn, I have used all GF flour, but I haven’t experimented with too many brands in this particular recipe. I’d say if you have a favorite GF AP flour that you use for other recipes, it should work here. I’ve made these successfully with this one: https://bonadeaglutenfree.com/

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