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BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies on parchment paper

Chewy & Soft Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (With Crisp Edges!)

  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These are the best vegan chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever make!! Chewy edges and soft, molten middles studded with melty chocolate chips. Easy to make with ingredients you probably already have, absolutely no one will know these cookies are vegan, no dairy and no eggs thanks to our secret and simple ingredient!


Units Scale
  • 1 3/4 cup (230 g) all purpose flour* or gluten free 1:1 baking flour or oat flour mixed with 1 tbsp arrowroot starch, sifted and spoon & leveled
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (85 g) unsweetened applesauce or dairy free yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk, room temperature, as needed
  • 1 cup (170 g) vegan chocolate chips*


  1. Prep: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and measure out all ingredients.
  2. Whisk: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. Make the dough: In a large bowl, add in vegan butter or coconut oil and use a hand mixer to cream for 3-5 minutes, until creamed together. Then add in the applesauce, sugars, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat the wet ingredients together until completely combined. Sift in the flour mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold together.  Stop just before all of the flour is mixed in. 
  4. Add in the chocolate chips: Fold in chocolate chips. Add in dairy free milk by the tablespoon if your dough needs a bit of help incorporating, but you really shouldn’t need it. 
  5. Chill: Chill the dough for 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350F. 
  6. Bake: Using a cookie scoop, and roll about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie for regular sized cookies, or 3 tablespoons of dough for large cookies onto the sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes (my oven, I bake them exactly 11 minutes each time for large cookies) or until the edges are lightly golden and are “set.” The middles shouldn’t be dough-y looking, but if they’re still soft, that’s perfectly fine.
  7. Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. This allows the cookies to firm up to hold together.
  8. Enjoy: Sprinkle with extra sea salt and enjoy! Store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days, a week in the fridge, or a month in the freezer.


Gluten free: Swap in gluten free 1:1 baking flour or oat flour mixed with 1 tbsp arrowroot starch. Make sure to JUST use the cup measurements if using gluten free 1:1 baking flour then convert to grams by multiplying the weight of 1 cup of your flour blend by the amount of cups in the recipe (1.75 in this recipe), or use the gram measurements for oat flour, as 1 cup of all purpose flour is NOT equivalent to 1 cup of gluten free 1:1 baking flour nor 1 cup of oat flour. 

Baking times: baking times will vary based on your kitchen and oven temperatures. Be sure to watch your cookies and bake according to your own oven. Here is an excellent post on how to tell if cookies are undercooked, done, or overcooked

Refined sugar free: swap in coconut sugar for both the sugar and the brown sugar.

Vegan Chocolate Chips: I recommend Pascha Chocolate. They are my favorite vegan chocolate chip brand, and have a variety of chips: both stevia-sweetened, regular sugar, and 100%!


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 18.3 g
  • Sodium: 160.7 mg
  • Fat: 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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