I introduce to you the BEST vegan chocolate chip cookies! Crispy on the edges, soft and chewy in the center, they are a must-try!

chocolate chip cookies on white background with a bite taken out of one

Is there anything more comforting than a chocolate chip cookie?!

Cookies are my favorite desserts to make. They are super easy and always rewarding. From oatmeal cookies to GF peanut butter cookies, and even almond joy cookies, it’s safe to say I’m a cookie enthusiast.

ingredients for vegan chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for vegan chocolate chip cookies

Best vegan chocolate chips

I usually buy Trader Joe’s chocolate chips which are vegan. If you don’t live by a TJ’s, Enjoy Life is a great vegan chocolate chip brand!

instructions on how to make vegan chocolate chip cookies

How to make vegan chocolate chip cookies

  • Using a hand mixer, combine the softened coconut oil and sugar. The mixture will be light and fluffy (fig. 1)
  • Add vanilla extract and flax “egg”. Beat until just combined (fig. 2)
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) (fig. 3)
  • Add to the wet mixture and beat until just combined
  • Add chocolate chips and use a rubber spatula to fold in (fig. 4)

chocolate chip cookie dough in mixing bowl

The mixture might be dry/crumby, so you can add a little bit of water (1 Tablespoon at a time) until the desired consistency is reached. The dough should look crumbly but be soft and pliable when you form it into balls.

raw chocolate chip cookie dough on baking sheet

Form cookie dough balls using a cookie scoop or a heaping Tablspoon’s worth.

Tip: To get those perfectly placed chocolate chips, gently press some in the top of each cookie before baking!

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes and you’re done!

chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack with a bowl of chocolate chips

Mix-ins for chocolate chip cookies

  • Coconut flakes
  • Chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc)
  • Raisins
  • Chopped pretzel pieces

plate of vegan chocolate chip cookies with orange napkin

Freezing and Storing Instructions:

How to store chocolate chip cookies:

  • Chocolate chip cookies can be left on the counter in an airtight container for 3-5 days
  • They can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks
  • They can be stored in the freezer for about 3 months

How to freeze chocolate chip cookies:

I recommend placing a sheet of parchment paper in between each layer of cookies in an airtight container so they do not freeze together. To thaw, take them out of the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature.

Can cookie dough be refrigerated?

Yes! Keep the cookie dough in the fridge for up to 24 hours. I recommend forming the cookie dough balls and storing them that way. To bake, place on a cookie sheet and bake according to the the recipe.

Can you freeze cookie dough?

Form into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, place in an airtight container or freezer bag (this method ensures they will not freeze together). When ready to bake, place cookie dough balls on a lined baking sheet and bake for a few minutes longer than the recipe calls for (no thawing needed!)

overhead shot of chocolate chip cookies topped with salt

These easy vegan chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any special occasion or just a spur of the moment sweet treat! It’s my favorite dessert to whip up because nine times out of ten I have all these ingredients on hand.

vegan chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

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More vegan cookies and desserts you’ll LOVE:
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Vegan and GF Chickpea Blondies
Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

overhead shot of chocolate chip cookies topped with salt

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This easy vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe is the BEST! Soft and chewy, simple ingredients, and completely dairy-free! This is the perfect plant-based dessert recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword coconut chocolate cookies, healthy cookie recipe, vegan chocolate chip cookies, vegan dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 140kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon flax seed + 3 Tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1+1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3 Tablespoons water if needed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks ensure they are vegan
  • sea salt flakes for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.
  • Make flax "egg": In a small bowl, mix ground flaxseed with water. Let sit 5-10 minutes until it becomes gelatinous.
  • Add coconut oil, cane sugar, and coconut sugar to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix on low-medium until mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Add vanilla extract and flax egg. Mix with a hand mixer until just combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to wet mixture and using a hand mixer, mix until just combined. If the dough is too firm, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. The dough should be pliable.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop, make cookies and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to cooling rack. Top with sea salt!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Sodium: 120mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 7.8g
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