Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    vegan chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of eachother

    There’s nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie with a chewy center and gooey chocolate chips. While this vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe is dairy-free and egg-free, it tastes just as tantalizing as the original.

    Often times, making vegan-friendly baked goods can be a challenge for someone new to the vegan diet. This is many recipes suggest ingredients that a newbie wouldn’t have in their pantry.

    We love this vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe because it’s made with easy-to-find ingredients that could very likely already be in your pantry or fridge. Plus, these vegan cookies are just as tasty as the classic.

    The only vegan-specific ingredient that you will need to purchase is a bag of vegan chocolate chips. If you’re wondering where to buy vegan chocolate chips, just head to your local natural foods store. Some of our favorite vegan chocolate chip brands include Enjoy Life and Simple Truth.

    Instead of using an egg in this recipe, we use applesauce as a binding ingredient. And instead of using butter, we use coconut oil, which is a simple swap that gives these cookies the fat content they need to be chewy and rich.

    We feel like this recipe is the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe out there, but don’t just take our word for it; give it a try yourself!


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining each with a sheet of parchment paper.
    2. To a large bowl, add the sugar, coconut oil, and salt. Stir everything together until it's all well-combined. Add the applesauce and vanilla, then stir again to combine.
    3. To the wet ingredients, add the flour and baking soda. Stir everything together until the flour has been incorporated and a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    4. Spoon 2 tablespoons worth of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches of space between them.
    5. Bake the cookies for approximately 10 to 12 minutes until the cookies are golden yet still appear slightly soft. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.