Vegalicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegalicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are by far my husband’s favorite dessert treat. That and Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Fudge Brownie Ice-cream, but, hey, culinarily- speaking, I’m not there yet. Cookies I can do! These are thick and soft and just yum!

When we became vegan in summer 2017, my step-daughter, fearing we might jeopardize our access to delicious and over-indulgent treats by choosing this lifestyle, immediately came home with a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe that we tweaked and made our own.

I have baked these cookies dozens of times and served them to both vegans and non-vegans alike. And, you know what? Cookies are cookies and everyone seems to love them. The difference with THESE cookies, however, is two special ingredients that make those cookie munchers say, “What IS that flavor?”.

I usually make two batches because 1) they are so easy and quick and 2) they are THAT good. You’ll probably want to share with everyone who questions your eating choices, asking them, “Do THESE taste vegan?” Seriously. How many people ask you what “vegan food” taste like? I mean, what does “vegan” taste like anyhow?

So take my word…follow this recipe, wait 8-10 minutes for them to get all gooey and chewy, and then send me a note letting me know how addicting they are when you bite into your third cookie! Yes, they are THAT good!

Enjoy! 🍎🥦🥕

Vegalicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jennifer Markell
You certainly don't have to be vegan to love these cookies! I bake them quite often for my non-vegan friends and they can't believe they are 100% dairy-free! These cookies are sweet and salty and chewy.  And, I promise, they will go quickly, so I highly suggest making two batches....or if you don't want to do that you can always just hide a few for yourself. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cup organic all purpose flour*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp smoked sea salt** one of the special ingredients
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon the other special ingredient
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk the kind in a can
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips*** I love the mini ones

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. You might need two cookie sheets depending on how big/small you like your cookies.
  • Add the first four ingredients to a bowl. and just gently whisk them together.
  • In a separate bowl, add the next five ingredients through the applesauce. Using a wooden spoon, stir all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined and the entire mixture is moist. Add the chocolate chips and stir so they are blended throughout. If the dough seems too dry, add a touch more coconut milk or applesauce.
  • Using a spoon, scoop about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Mine take exactly 9 minutes. Cookies should be a golden brown on the edges and soft in the middle. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a baking rack until you can't stand it any longer. 

Notes

*I have used organic whole wheat flour before and it makes the cookies quite dense, although more nutritious.
**Smoked sea salt is worth the investment because it goes a long way. I love Maldon brand. There's something about adding just a hint of salty-smokiness to these cookies that just works. If you don't have smoked sea salt use a coarse salt such as pink Himalayan or kosher.
***I love the Enjoy Life brand.
Keyword chocolate chips, cinnamon, cookies, dessert

Note: Nutrition Facts on all recipes are an approximation only, using the Very Well Fit recipe nutrition calculator


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4 Comments

  1. cindi on at

    This blog is…Exceptional : )!
    SO professional, I love the photos and write-ups, seems like you have been doing this for Years : )!
    Those cookies look delish, looking forward to more of your recipes!

    • Jennifer on at

      Thank you so much, Cindi! I really appreciate that. I am so excited to have finally launched and I seriously can’t wait to start developing a schedule to deliver quality, useful information to like-minded or veg-curious friends!

  2. AMGill on at

    5 stars
    Totally yum. I made these tonight and the “secret” ingredients really make these cookies great. Next time I will make the cookies smaller. My heaping tablespoons were a little too heaping and the baking took a little longer and the cookies were heavy. Not that it stopped me and my mom from pigging out on them. I will definitely save this and bake them again. Thank you!

    • Jennifer on at

      This makes me so happy! Thank you for sharing Ann Marie. I admit that I am guilty of devouring them, no matter the size! 🙂

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