The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not a baker. My skills in the kitchen have previously ranged from toasting bread to boiling rice. Once, I made a side of spinach and mushrooms and got creative with the spices. Though a shining moment for me, it did little to impress my boyfriend. When I decided I was going to try a hand at baking, I knew I was going to have to find an easy recipe in order to avoid culinary disaster. 

A good friend of mine recommended Rebecca’s vegan chocolate chip cookies. With few ingredients that I didn’t already have in the kitchen, it seemed like the perfect recipe to use for a first-attempt baker. At my own discretion, I altered a few ingredients and ended up with amazing results! The finished product was the perfect combination of crispy & soft, chewy & chocolatey. Friends and family were gobbling these up faster than I could get them out of the oven. 

 

Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
 
Recipe makes about 24 cookies, depending on size.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (Please note alternate flours will change the outcome of the recipe.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s chocolate chips are accidentally vegan! I used Enjoy Life‘s mini chips.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the coconut oil & sugar, then add the almond milk & vanilla. The mixture may be really “liquidy” this is okay.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Combine the wet & dry ingredients. This is were I also like to add extra milk. While stirring, I added small amounts of milk until the dough was thick and not crumbly.
  5. Stir the chocolate chips into the dough.
  6. Use a tablespoon to scoop them onto ungreased cookie sheets (The tinier you make them, the more fun they are to eat!), then flatten them out a bit with your palm. If they are extremely sticky, that’s okay! My dough was sticking to my fingers so much, I could barely get them onto the pan. 
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes. (I did 8, which was perfect!)
  8. Remove them when you begin to see golden brown edges. Remember, your cookies will continue to cook a bit after being taken out of the oven.
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