Enjoy melt in your mouth vegan chocolate chip cookies. Using this recipe no one will know that these chocolate chip cookies are vegan. These cookies are simple to make and use common pantry ingredients.
There’s something about fresh out of the oven cookies. This is the ultimate comfort food when you’re in the mood for melty chocolate. Making these cookies vegan is so simple and even the biggest vegan critic will love these chocolate chip cookies.
How to make vegan chocolate chip cookies?
To make this recipe you’ll want to start with beating the butter and sugars together until the sugar dissolves. Skipping this step may cause your cookies to taste grainy.
While the butter and sugars are being mixed together. Add the flax meal and water together and allow it to sit for a minute or two so it thickens (this is your “egg”).
In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk this mixture together, then set aside.
Once the butter mixture has been mixed so the sugars have been dissolved add the vanilla extract and the flax mixture. Mix to combine.
Slowly add the flour mixture a bit at a time to combine. Do not over mix, this can cause a more dense and chewy cookie.
Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).
You can either spread the dough out on a cookie sheet to make chocolate chip cookie bars or form 1 1/2 inch balls of dough. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes if baking cookies.
If you’re making bars you’ll want to bake for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them. They’re done with the edges turn brown.
How to store chocolate chip cookies?
My family and friends devour the cookies almost as soon as they come out of the oven. But if you’re lucky enough to have some left then it’s important to store them so they don’t go bad. You can store these in an airtight container for up to a week (if they last that long).
Can you make these ahead of time?
Something I love is to have cookie dough ready just in case I or a family member is in the mood for a warm out of the oven cookie, or if we have company. You can make a batch and freeze the dough.
I like to store them in a few different ways.
- In a tube shape wrapped in parchment so I can easily cut a few off and bake them
- In balls in a freezer-safe container
Buying cookie dough at the store is so expensive and you don’t need to make the entire batch. Make a third or half and then freeze the rest!
Are chocolate chips vegan?
Not all chocolate chips are vegan. You will need to read the ingredients to make sure there isn’t any milk added. They are, however, becoming more and more common to find.
Look for allergin friendly chocolate chips, dairy-free chocolate chips, and semi-sweet.
Where can I buy vegan chocolate?
Most grocery stores sell vegan chocolate. Look for dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and allergy-friendly chocolate.
- 2 1/4 cup ap flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp flax meal + 5 tbsp water
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a small bowl combine the flax meal and water. Set aside and allow to thicken.
- In a mixing bowl add the vegan butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix really well until the sugars have dissolved. This may take a few minutes. The mixture will become light and airy.
- In a different bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine and set aside.
- Add the flax meal mixture to the butter mixture then add the vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Do not over mix this.
- Once the flour mixture has been added fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).
- Make 1 1/2 inch dough balls and add to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until the edges become brown.