Soft Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Secretly vegan, but oh so delicious, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you’re gonna bake some cookies, why not make them rich and decadent, but a little bit healthier too? Made with simple plant based ingredients, there is no way to resist them! Even non-vegan love these gooey cookies. Every bite is slightly crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy in the center, and loaded with extra chocolate chips…so delicious. I mean, what’s a good cookie without a handful extra chocolate chips? Absolutely nothing compares to these ah-mazing cookies. Bonus? These cookies are not only super easy to make, but require no specialty equipment, and taste just like your favorite cookies growing up!

overhead shot of six cookies on tray with chocolate chips, a bowl of salt, and a cake knife

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About The Recipe

Happy Friday! We’re celebrating today with the best EVER secretly vegan chocolate chip cookies!

If you’ve read our blog before, you know we try every once in a while to post a vegan recipe in recipe. My best friend actually inspired this because, after going to see her in New York, I realized there aren’t a lot of vegan options out there. So, after I asked her a million questions, it was something we decided to learn. It’s been a challenge, but we’ve had so much fun doing it!

And, believe it or not, it was actually her birthday was last week. The only thing she asked for was a recipe…a fool-proof, reliable, no specialty equipment, and delicious vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. Sounded simple enough! So, we went to the grocery store and bought everything we needed.

stacked vegan cookies on wire cooling rack with more cookies around, chocolate chips, a glass milk, salt, and flowers

The first batch came out so well that I spammed her phone with probably way too many photos…and we made a second batch. Well, okay – I made a second batch because these cookies are so unbelievably GOOD!

I let my uncle, who isn’t vegan, try some without telling him what they were. He swore that they were the best cookie he ever had!

Which I kinda have to agree with him. This cookie is made 100% from plants, but tastes so much better than any normal cookie!

It’s soft, chewy, unbelievably chocolate-y, and perfectly sweet.

Oh, and did I mention the cookie dough is totally safe to eat? No eggs!

cookie being held over glass milk with flowers and more cookies behind

Definitely my new favorite cookie!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Vegan Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vegan Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Whisk together flour and baking soda. Set aside.

Mix together the melted butter, both sugars. Make sure the mixture is completely smooth with no brown sugar lumps!

Add the vegan egg and vanilla.

Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and mix until combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop cookies onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

six chocolate chip cookies on serving tray with chocolate chips, a bowl of cookies, a bowl of salt, flowers, and a cake knife

What Type of Vegan Egg To Use

If you’ve read our blog before, you know we tend use Just Egg. It works wonderfully as an egg replacer in baking, but my friend brought to my attention that it’s not available everywhere! So, with this recipe, you can use pretty much any vegan egg replacer that you like. We haven’t personally tested any, but there are a few things you can use!

  • Apple Sauce
  • Flax Egg
  • Pantry Staple Egg (2 Tablespoons water, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil)

Are Chocolate Chips Vegan?

Actually, some brands are! There’s no need to go on a hunt for vegan chocolate chips, because most already are. Just be sure to check the ingredient list on the backs of the packages!

For this recipe, we used Lily’s Sweets dark chocolate chips! They’re stevia sweetened, extra dark, and the perfect addition to these cookies because the bitterness from the chocolate helps cut some of the sweetness from the cookie. If that’s not really your thing, you can definitely find other brands out there!

six stacked chocolate chip cookies with a bite taken out of one with a flowers and a glass of milk behind

How To Store

There are a few ways to store these cookies! From the actual cookie to the cookie dough.

For The Cookies:

  • Room Temperature – You can store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or sealable bag. They should last about 4-5 days.
  • Fridge – You can also store these cookies in the fridge! Just keep them in an airtight container or in a sealable bag to keep them from drying out. Depending on your fridge, the cookies should last about a week.
  • Freezer – Lastly, you can store these cookies in the freezer! Place them in a container or freezer-safe bag and keep up to 3 months.

For The Dough:

If you decide to just freeze the dough, the best way to do this is pre-scoop the dough, and store them in a freezer safe bag. You could freeze the dough as a whole, just be sure to get them out of the freezer 2 hours or so before you’re ready to bake!

close up of stacked chocolate chip cookies with pink bowl of salt beside and glass of milk behind

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to space these cookies out on a sheet pan! They will spread a lot.
  • We like a lot of chocolate in our cookies – so, if there’s too much, feel free to add less.
  • Baking times may vary with these cookies. So, keep an eye on them while baking!
  • Top these cookies with a little sprinkle of flaked salt for something extra special.

When you make these Soft Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

stacked vegan cookies on wire cooling rack with more cookies around, chocolate chips, a glass milk, salt, and flowers

Soft Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Traci
Soft, gooey, chocolate-y, and SO. GOOD. These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect bake for any day of the week.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 344 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cup vegan butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ounces vegan eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 9 ounces vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Stir until all the lumps of brown sugar are gone.
  • Whisk in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine flour and baking powder.
  • Stir into butter mixture.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until light brown.

Notes

  • Make sure to space these cookies out on a sheet pan! They will spread a lot.
  • Be sure there are no lumps of brown sugar in your cookie dough.
  • We like a lot of chocolate in our cookies - so, if there's too much, feel free to add less.
  • Baking times may vary with these cookies. So, keep an eye on them while baking!
  • Top these cookies with a little sprinkle of flaked salt for something extra special.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 2gSodium: 119mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @abakers_table or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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