I’m so excited to share this vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe today because I just realized something: for as much as I love to bake cookies, this blog is seriously lacking recipes to show for it. Then, I realized why – the camera can hardly snap a photo before Jack reaches his hand into the frame, and they all disappear. Waiting for me to arrange warm cookies nicely on a plate is not something this guy I’m with usually has the patience for.
But today, we were able to get a few shots of these, and I couldn’t be happier, because these vegan chocolate chip cookies are my new favorite treat!
About these vegan chocolate chip cookies
These vegan 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. While I use a flax “egg” to hold these together, a regular egg will work fine here if you’re not vegan and don’t have flax.
You’ll notice, this vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe yields a small batch. If you are making cookies for your family, you can easily double it. For Jack and me, 12 vegan cookies is the perfect number.
More vegan cookies!
If you love cookies as much as I do, give these recipes a try:
- Vegan Sugar Cookies
- Cranberry Pistachio Chip Cookies
- Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- 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
- ½ cup cane sugar (or regular or brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons almond milk
- ¼ cup whole rolled oats
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer), combine the flax and water. Stir until combined and let it sit and "gel" for 5 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda and salt.
- To the large mixing bowl, add the coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients, and mix until well incorporated. If the batter is too thick and sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons almond milk.
- Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts, if using.
- 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.
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.