Classic chocolate chip cookies are a staple for anyones recipe box. You can stick to the classic version with just chocolate, or add in other add-ons. The possibilities are endless! Though my favorites are adding dried coconut, a pinch of cinnamon or instant coffee to the dough.
Non-vegan cookie dough lovers will also enjoy this recipe! Since it doesn’t contain eggs, the raw dough is safe to eat. This vegan version can easily be made soy-free as well. The only potential for soy would be if you used chocolate that contains soy. Not sure where to find vegan chocolate chips? Trader Joe’s sells some, as does Whole Foods. You can also find soy-free vegan chocolate from Equal Exchange, Alter Ego and Terra Nostra at most health food stores.
What you will need to make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2-1 cup vegan chocolate chips or cut of chocolate from a bar, depending on how much chocolate you prefer
- Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon instant coffee grounds, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Trader Joe’s has a grinder with vegan sugar, vegan chocolate and coffee that is also great sprinkled on these cookies just before baking!
- Spray oil
How to make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray your baking sheet with spray oil.
- If you are using a chocolate bar, as I did, instead of chocolate chips, roughly chop it up into chip sized pieces.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the coconut oil and brown sugar. Mix well with a hand mixer or even a fork will do.
- Add in the almond milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- In another medium sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Combine the flower, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well to ensure that they are well blended.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients in one bowl. Once mixed, the dough should be wet but also a little crumbly. You should be able to easily make balls with the dough.
- Fold in the chocolate and any other add-in ingredients.
- Use a tablespoon and scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Flatten them down a little bit to help them bake evenly. Leave about an inch of space between each cookie.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on your oven. 11 minutes was perfect for my oven.
What are your favorite add-ins to chocolate chip cookies? Or do you prefer the classic version?