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Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free!)

BEST Ever Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever Made (Gluten free!)

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

Description

The best vegan chocolate chip cookies ever made with simple ingredients for the gooiest cookie! Made in one bowl and easily gluten free, these crispy edge and gooey center vegan chocolate chip cookies are for all eaters!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 113 grams vegan butter or coconut oil, room temperature
  • 180 grams coconut sugar*
  • 85 grams unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180 grams all purpose flour or gluten free 1:1 baking flour, sifted and spoon & leveled
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 23 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk, room temperature, as needed
  • 170 grams vegan chocolate chips*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add in vegan butter or coconut oil and use a hand mixer to cream for 3-5 minutes, until whipped. Then add in the applesauce, coconut sugar, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat the wet ingredients together until completely combined.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Use a rubber spatula to fold together. Add in dairy free milk by the tablespoon if your dough needs a bit of help incorporating. You should have a thick and consistent dough.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. This allows the cookies to firm up to hold together.
  8. 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.

Notes

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

Coconut sugar: if you don’t have coconut sugar, you can swap in 2/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/3 cup 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%!

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