The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve been working on these guys for a while, trying to create the best recipe for the best vegan chocolate chip cookies… and I finally perfected it!


I had some very strict requirements of the cookies. First, they had to taste like chocolate chip cookies. That seems pretty basic, but I’ve had vegan cookies that tasted like bricks. Secondly, they had to look like chocolate chip cookies. I wanted them to be fluffy and not flat. They also had to be soft on the inside and have a slight crispness on the outside. It was a bit of a stretch hoping I could get all of those characteristics into a vegan cookie… but I totally did!


These turned out better than I hoped for even without dairy, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar or any animal products! They have less sugar than the traditional chocolate chip cookie but you would never know it based on how delicious they are!

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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of vegan butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup vegan turbinado sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • the equivalent of 2 eggs {whatever substitute you like to use}
  • 2 cups (appx. a 12-oz. pkg.) of vegan chocolate chips


  1. Combine vegan butter and sugar.
  2. Add all other wet ingredients to the butter and sugar and mix until they are all incorporated.
  3. Add dry ingredients with the flour being last. Mix the flour just until it is all worked in. Don’t over stir or it will get too glutenous and hard.
  4. Place generous scoops of dough on a cookie sheet {overflowing tablespoon} and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven as soon as they get a slight browning. Don’t over bake them. Let them sit on the sheet till cooled off a bit and then let them finish cooling on a cooling rack. They will be delicate until completely cooled off.


These are perfect for dipping in your favorite cold milk {non dairy of course}!


Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.