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9 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

This delicious recipe is a favorite of both vegans AND meat eaters, since its made with only traditional chocolate chip cookie ingredients. Make sure to try it out on all your friends! 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

The one bowl recipe is easy to make using basic ingredients, with no almond flour or applesauce, and no coconut oil required.

For the flour: Try the cookies with spelt flour, oat flour, or regular white all purpose flour. I have not tried using whole wheat flour so can’t vouch for that substitution. Be sure to leave a comment with results if you do try.

The fat source: Options that work include sunflower, coconut, or vegetable oil. Or sub a full fat vegan butter spread such as Melt Organic, Miyoko’s, or Earth Balance.

For the sweetener: Feel free to experiment with different types of sugar or sugar free alternatives such as xylitol or granulated erythritol.

You can also just use all of one type of sugar instead of two. The resulting cookies might be crunchy or spread more, or they might need more or less time in the oven, but edible baking experiments are the best kind of experiments!


How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gather all of the cookie ingredients as well as a medium mixing bowl.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips in the bowl. Stir well.

Add the nondairy milk, oil, and pure vanilla extract. Stir to form a cookie dough. It will be dry at first, so just keep stirring and it will suddenly turn into cookie dough.

Press the dough into one big ball. Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight, or freeze until the dough is cold.

Once chilled, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll chocolate chip cookie dough balls, and place the balls on a greased cookie tray. Leave enough room between cookies for spreading when they bake.

Cook for eleven minutes on the oven’s center rack. The cookies will look underdone when you remove them from the oven. This is what you want, because they continue to firm up considerably as they cool.

Let the chocolate chip cookies cool for at least ten minutes. If for some reason the cookies don’t spread enough (climate sometimes interferes), simply press down with a spoon after baking.


  • 1 cup white, oat, or spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice, plus more if needed
  • 2 tbsp oil or melted vegan butter
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Yield: 11 – 14 cookies


  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, then stir in wet to form a dough – it will be dry at first, so keep stirring until a cookie-dough texture is achieved. If needed, add 1-2 tbsp extra milk of choice.
  • Form into one big ball, then either refrigerate at least 2 hours or freeze until the dough is cold.
  • Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 325 F. Form dough balls, and place on a greased baking tray, leaving enough room between cookies for them to spread.
  • Bake 11 minutes on the center rack. They’ll look underdone when you take them out.
  • Let them cool on the baking tray 10 minutes before touching, during which time they will firm up. If for whatever reason the cookies don't spread enough (climate can play a huge role), just press down with a spoon after baking.
  • You can also choose to make extra cookie dough balls and freeze them to bake at a later date.

Credits: Chocolate Covered Katie


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