My favorite Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are made from scratch using pantry staples – no chilling time or weird ingredients – just perfectly soft, chewy and studded with gooey chocolate chips!
It’s about time these vegan chocolate chip cookies are added to the recipe collection. They are in good company with these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Pecan Sandies, Peanut Butter Cookies and 4 Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies.
I’m sharing this chocolate chip cookie recipe with you just in time for the weekend! You’ll find this vegan cookie recipe to be simple, straightforward and so easy to make. Plus, they make the best air freshener ever!
So let’s get on with it and make classic vegan chocolate chip cookies that bake up perfectly delicious! No one will ever know they are dairy and egg free, seriously!
Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
This chocolate chip cookie recipe uses only simple, everyday ingredients that are easily accessible and can be changed up to suit your needs.
- Butter – I absolutely love Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter. It tastes amazing, the ingredients are minimal and it works splendidly in this chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can find it at Target, Sprout’s, Whole Foods & various other grocery stores. Check the store finder to find it locally. You can sub the butter for coconut oil if you prefer.
- Coconut sugar – My favorite is Wholesome Coconut Sugar, but pure cane brown sugar will also work well. Feel free to interchange the brown and white sugar measurements.
- White Sugar – I also use their Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar when making these vegan cookies. Use your favorite white sugar, as most of them will work well.
- Vanilla – I love Trader Joe’s or Ashlae’s Real Deal Vanilla.
- Unsweetened Cashew Milk – This will be our egg replacer and will bind with the flour, adding just the right amount of extra moisture. Use your favorite unsweetened plant milk.
- Flour – My favorite flours for making classic chocolate chip cookies are unbleached, all-purpose flour or spelt flour. I’ve always had the best luck making cookies with Bob’s Red Mills Spelt Flour. The cookies with spelt will be slighter darker and denser, but will taste just as delicious!
- Mineral Salt or Sea Salt – Mineral salt is pretty much the only salt I ever use when baking and cooking. It contains valuable minerals that sea salt and table salt don’t have. I purchase it in bulk or buy big bags of it on Amazon. Mineral salt is different than table salt, so do test the recipe first with 1/4 tsp and then adjusting to your taste! Sea salt measures the same as mineral salt.
- Chocolate Chips – My favorite vegan chocolate chips are these Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. You can change it up using chocolate chunks, carob chips (which have a butterscotch flavor), or chopped vegan chocolate. Use your favorite.
- Optional Add-Ins. Add nuts such as chopped pecans, walnuts, or pistachios. Dried fruits like cherries or cranberries would be delicious.
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How To Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Making chocolate chip cookies is super easy and only requires a few simple steps:
- In a small bowl, or 2 cup measuring cup, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Next, in a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugars, beating for 1 minute by hand or using a hand beater (shown above).
- Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat for 1 – 2 minutes, or until mixture becomes very creamy, whipped and fluffy looking as shown in the left hand picture below.
- Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the creamed butter, mix well (pictured above left).
- Add the remaining flour and mix to combine (above right).
- Add the chocolate chips and mix well as shown above.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough, 2 inches apart, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat (shown below). I like to a add a few chips strategically on top each mound to make sure there are a few chips visable after baking.
- Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 10 – 12 minutes while enjoying the smell of your fresh baked cookies.
- Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe will yield about 2 dozen cookies and can easily be doubled if needed.
Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your homemade cookies!
My Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Tips
- Pull the butter out early so it has time to come to room temperature. It’s important that the butter is softened, but not melted so it will cream well with the sugars.
- Don’t overcook the cookies. They will look tender and slightly underdone but will firm up as they cool.
- If using all coconut sugar, your cookies will be darker in color. This will also happen if using a heavier flour such as whole wheat. For lighter cookies, use a mix of white and brown sugars, and all-purpose or light spelt flour.
- For uniformity, I like to use a trigger cookie scoop. Anywhere from a 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons scooper will work great.
How To Store Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Already Baked Cookies: Baked cookies will stay fresh stored in a covered container for 4 – 5 days. They also do well loosely covered. To keep longer, let them cool completely and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months in freezer safe containers.
- Cookie Dough: Store cookie dough in an airtight container for up to 4 -5 days in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?
Yes, you can freeze cookie dough for up to 2 months. My favorite way to freeze cookie dough is to roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls before freezing. Put the balls on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until solid. Place frozen dough balls in a freezer bag or freezer safe container. When ready to bake, no thawing needed, simply place the frozen dough balls on a lined baking sheet and bake for 2 – 4 minutes longer than recipe time.
More Cookies You’ll Love
- Vegan Snickerdoodles
- Chocolate Chip + Banana + Oatmeal Bites (4 Ingredients)
- 1 Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
If you try this vegan cookie recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
CLASSIC VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
The best vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe with no funny ingredients and no chilling time. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious chocolate chip cookies that bake up perfectly every single time!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Makes 24 cookies
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1/2 cup (113g) vegan butter (I used Miyoko’s), at room temp*
- 1/2 cup (85g) coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup (43g) pure cane sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cashew or almond milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour (light spelt (148g), all-purpose (180g) or gluten free flour blend)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon mineral salt
- 1 cup (175g) vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat, or use baking sheet as is, un-greased.
Cookie Dough: Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, coconut sugar and pure cane sugar in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add almond milk and vanilla extract, and beat until fluffy and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes. Add 1/2 of the flour and mix to combine, add remaining flour and mix again. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop rounded tablespoons full onto prepped baking sheet.
Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes (don’t overbake). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, move to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
- Already Baked Cookies: Baked cookies will stay fresh stored in a covered container for 4 – 5 days. To keep longer, let them cool completely and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months in freezer safe containers.
- Cookie Dough: Store cookie dough in an airtight container for up to 4 -5 days in the refrigerator. You can keep it longer in the freezer for up to 2 months.
*Substitute the butter with room temp coconut oil.
Optional Add-Ins: Add nuts such as chopped pecans, walnuts, or pistachios. Dried fruits like cherries or cranberries would be delicious.
Pull the butter out early so it has time to come to room temperature. It’s important that the butter is softened, but not melted so it will cream well with the sugars.
Don’t overcook the cookies. They will look tender and slightly underdone but will firm up as they cool.
If using all coconut sugar, your cookies will be darker in color. This will also happen if using a heavier flour such as whole wheat. For lighter cookies, use a mix of white and brown sugars, and all-purpose or light spelt flour.
For flour measurements in grams see this Flour Weight Chart.
Recipe can easily be doubled.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT: I love my Silpat or these parchment liners for lining the baking sheet, and this cookie scoop works great for making uniform cookies! For more of my favorite cooking tools, shop my kitchen essentials.
Nutrition information is calculated using 1/2 cup vegetable margarine (since there is no calculation for Miyoko’s butter).