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  • Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

    by Kortney Campbell on February 10, 2012

    Vegan Chocolate Chip CookiesHey ladies & gents, Katie here. I’m kind of known for my chocolate chip cookies & for years I’ve sworn by a Martha Stewart recipe (the cookbook page is covered in a dusting of flour and spills of vanilla extract). Since cutting most animal products from my diet I needed a new cookie recipe that I could mix up in an instant and always have the ingredients on hand. After many attempts (and many fails) I am proud to share with you my NEW cookie recipe!

    I whipped these babies up the other night, about 20 minutes before we had company coming over. They we so quick and simple and went over so well that there was only a few left to take pictures of!

    The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies EverA few notes before you begin:

    1. I used coconut oil. If you don’t have that around try substituting it for other type of oil or vegan butter.
    2. I use sea salt when baking cookies because I like a little bit of saltiness to my dough. If you prefer a sweeter dough I suggest using table salt.
    3. Vanilla soy milk was my milk of choice, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
    4. You can also mix in some nuts, dried fruit or anything else you’d like to add

    What You Need:

    Chocolate Chip Cookie IngredientsDirections:

    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

    1. Cream together the liquid coconut oil & brown sugar, then add the milk alternative & vanilla.
    2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    3. Combine the wet & dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate morsels & any other mix-ins of your choosing.
    4. Roll into Tbsp sized balls & place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, then flatten them out a bit with yout palm.
    5. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

    That is it!  You have officially made the best vegan chocolate chip cookies ever!  Hope you enjoy your sweet treats!

    What is your favorite type of cookie?

    About Kortney Campbell

    I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 32 comments… read them below or add one }

    Rachel H. February 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Katie- you pinned a recipe for simple cc cookies last week that I made last night and went back and forth over whether to use coconut oil instead of canola (as the recipe called for) and decided not to use it on a new recipe. You made the right call, while those tasted okay, they were pretty crumbly, especially in almond milk, which ending up being a cookie soup. I am sure the coconut oil holds it together better at room temp. I’ll have to try your recipe tonight!


    Lisa February 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Can’t wait to bake those cookies, thank you ladies, your recipes are always reliable and go over well when I make them


    Sam February 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Made threse today and they were amazing, so simple and tasty! Thanks!!


    Kim February 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Wow!! These are delish! I am a new vegan (housewife) and have been experimenting with all of it’s goodness! I was a bit skeptical about these cookies at first, only because I am very attached to my usual go-to recipe. Let me just say THIS is my new go-to recipe! Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!


    Shannon May 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I’ll admit – I’m not vegan and I have never (knowingly) baked anything vegan. I stumbled across this recipe because I was out of eggs and wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. I’ve recently fallen in love with coconut oil for baking. (I’ve been replacing it in my Grandma’s old recipes that call for Crisco!) I was really happy with the way these came out! They held up beautifully in the oven and look so pretty. They taste great too! Next time I will experiment with oats and shredded coconut like I do in my usual chocolate chip recipe. Thanks for sharing this!!


    Vegan Housewives May 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm


    So glad you enjoyed this recipe! I love adding in oats & dried cranberries. So good!



    Sally July 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    These are delicious! I found that they’re even better the next day if you leave them in the freezer over night. My boyfriend swears all cookies and brownies are better cold. Normally I don’t agree but in this case it works.

    Thanks for the recipe ladies!


    Leah August 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I baked these for my work, and didn’t tell most of my co-workers they were vegan — because I knew they wouldn’t give them a shot. They were a HIT and everyone keeps asking when I’ll make them again. When people mentioned they were made without dairy, no one believed me. This is my go-to recipe for making cookies now. SO good and they look like a picture perfect cookie — AMAZING :)


    Michele September 16, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I just made these for the first time the other night. I substituted almond flour for the wheat flour because a friend is sensitive to gluten. They were AMAZING! Seriously I think these are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! I’m obsessed with them. So chewy. We love that there’s not animal fat in them! YUM! I’m making them again tonight and taking them to a picnic with friends tomorrow. I’m not going to tell anyone they are vegan until after they’ve tried them. I bet they’ll think they’re made with butter. I may never use butter in a recipe again! So delicious!


    Ashley January 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I have made these cookies 3 times now and I have to say they are the BEST vegan chocolate chip cookie I have ever had :) thanks so much for the awesome recipe!


    Sheila February 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    These turned out amazing. I substituted coconut oil for canola, as I didnt have any on hand. Still, turned out so good…oh my! My kids finished an entire batch. My 5 yr old said :please make vegan chocolate chip cookies from now on you for sharing this wonderful recipe.


    CAP March 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I made these tonight and they are amazing!! I am not a vegan but just trying cut as much dairy out of my life as possible. These are sooooo good! I had to add a little coconut milk to the dough once I mixed the wet and dry ingredients together as my dough was really crumbly. Also I used coconut milk instead because thats what I had. These are just so yummy and smell amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!


    KL April 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    These are amazing!!!! We baked a batch after school and they are now all gone!!! Thank you for sharing!!!


    Karen July 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I’m not a baker, but I really want to try this recipe. What type of vegan flour should I use for this recipe?


    VeganHousewives August 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

    You could use whatever you have on hand to make it easy! :)


    Shandra August 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    These are fantastic!!! I think I like them better than the chocolate chip cookies I used to make before I was vegan. I love how soft they still are 4 days later when a lot if cookies would have gotten stale a day ago. I used a bit more sea salt because I too like a salty dough, provides a nice flavor contrast with the dark chocolate chips.
    So glad I found your recipe!!


    VeganHousewives August 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks so much for the sweet compliment, Shandra! We are so happy you liked them!!


    Esther August 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    These are SO delicious!! I nearly squealed when I mixed the dough together because they LOOK like my mom’s cookies, probably because of all the brown sugar, and they TASTE like them! I am all for the fancy vegan cookies with all kinds of healthy ingredients, but boy have I missed the taste of a “regular” chocolate chip cookie. THANK YOU!!


    Ashley December 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

    These are awesome! These taste so close to my grandmothers cookies, it’s amazing. Even my husband who isn’t vegan loves them. Thanks for the recpie.


    Kortney Campbell December 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    So glad you liked them!!


    tabitha January 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I made this recipe today and it was a hit! it’s nice to be able to let my kids try some cookie dough without worrying that they will get sick. very delicious and easy to make! thanks for the recipe!


    Noreen February 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I’m vegetarian; but have been trying more vegan recipes lately. I’ve been curious about cooking with coconut oil as I’ve seen it used in several vegan recipes. But I was curious to see how they held up to a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie recipe. And I was pleasantly surprised. The cookies were so rich, I didn’t even miss the eggs and butter. In fact – – actually prefer the coconut oil to the dairy ingredients.
    I was a little worried as the dough seemed crumbly at first. But I just used my hands to shape them (which also melted the oil and they held together fine. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!


    Kortney Campbell February 2, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    So glad you liked them, Noreen! And so excited for your vegan journey!!


    Kimberly April 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I’m always looking for recipes that don’t have eggs (due to a sensitivity). And, to be honest, I prefer vegetarian/vegan so I’m always looking for recipes that have reduced animal products.

    And, WOW, I’m really surprised by these. You don’t miss the animals products at ALL and I think anyone who tries these will be surprised. I didn’t tell the girls (12 and 14) that the bars were vegan and even after I did I was asked to make these for an upcoming field trip (for the bus ride; she won’t tell the other students either – until after they’ve tried them and yes, we’ve checked for allergies).

    The long story short is that we all need to eat less meat/animal products as our rate of consumption just isn’t sustainable. With products like this, it’s super easy to do.

    As for recipe changes – I doubled the recipe and for flour I did a mix of 1 cup white and 2 1/4 cups wheat (instead of 4 total) AND I added walnut pieces in addition to the choc chips. I made them like brownies (in a medium cookie sheet) and baked at 375 for 12 mins. They are AMAZING!

    Thanks for the intro to coconut oil; it will not be my last recipe!



    Anna April 27, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I just made these cookies and they were SO yummy! Thank you for the great recipe :)


    Annie May 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    These really are UH-mazing. They taste soo good!! I wouldn’t even know they were vegan. And for the butter/oil- I used (because it’s what I had left or on hand- 3 parts- coconut oil, vegan butter and olive oil- all to make 1/2 cup and they turned out great!! Thanks :)).


    jenny May 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I just made these (in 90 degree weather #commitment) because i’m going to a party tonight and my friend is allergic to dairy. I always feel bad when he can’t eat the things I bake, so I gave this recipe a try. I’m not a vegan personally (and I was a little leery), but these are fabulous! Can’t wait to make an oatmeal raison version!!! <3 thank you, housewives!!


    Kortney Campbell May 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    so glad you liked them, Jenny!! <3


    Deborah May 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    These are so ridiculously good! They’re my new go-to cc cookie recipe. Thank you so much for this!


    TexVeganMom July 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I just made these with vegan margarine and almond milk and they came out incredible!! And of course I doubled everything because anItalian can’t just do a little. They baked with tge perfect consistency and are super delicious. Thanks for sharing!!


    Linda P. August 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I found this recipe when another blogger extolled the recipe you’d developed and linked back to your site. These are wonderful, with just the right texture and brown-sugary taste!


    Shelby August 31, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’ve been a vegan for almost 2 years. In that time I’ve attempted all kinds of baked goods. I’ve had delicious cakes, brownies, muffins, pies, but never was I ever able to make a cookie that I was satisfied with. This cookie changed that. The taste and consistency were everything I could ask for in a chocolate chip cookie. They rival any cookie I’ve ever had, vegan or not. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! You’ve made this vegan girl very, very happy!


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