Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 8, 2011

On Friday, I posted this little teaser on my OSG Facebook wall…


I wrote, “Starting the long weekend off right!”

Chocolate Chip Cookies & almond milk > Beer


Then you begged and pleaded for the recipe and I left you in agony for 6 days while I was busy dipping these cookies in almond milk and slathering crusty, day-old bread with roasted tomato pesto.

I don’t consider myself to be a mean person, but after reading that I guess I am pretty twisted and cruel!

May I repay you in cookies, perhaps?



Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve made a few vegan chocolate chip cookies on the blog and these are my favourite and easiest cookies to date. Best of all, the dough is thrown together in less than 5 minutes.

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Adapted from my previous versions here and here.

Yield: 12-14 large cookies


  • 7 tbsp vegan butter + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or 1/2 cup vegan butter)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar (or use white)
  • 1 flax egg: (1 tbsp ground flaxed mixed with 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the flax egg and set aside.

2. With an electric mixer or in a stand mixer, beat the Earth Balance until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and cane sugar and beat for 1-2 minutes until creamy. Beat in the flax egg.

3. Beat in the remaining ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips.

4. Shape balls of dough and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes (or up to 14 mins on a Silpat mat). Allow to cool for 5 mins. on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes.

Note 1) For a crispier cookie edge, use 7 tbsp Earth Balance and 1 tbsp olive oil. I preferred cooking them this way. They also spread out a bit more. Alternatively, for a softer cookie, use 1/2 cup Earth Balance and no oil.

Note 2) As suggested by Ashley, to retain the crispy factor of the cookies place them in the freezer after cooling in a container or baggie. It was the only method I tried that kept the crispiness of the cookies! Simply thaw on the countertop.



The dough tasted so amazing I almost considered not baking the cookies!


These are definitely the best vegan chocolate chip cookies I’ve made on the blog. They are chewy with a lightly crisped outer crust and they are quick to throw together.


As I typed this post Eric leaned over my shoulder and said, “First, you torture your friends on Facebook and now you torture me because we have none left!”


And then he looked at this picture below and said, “Whoa, creeper hand.”


You see what I have to deal with? ;)


Have a great Wednesday Thursday!

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Maddie September 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

These are perfect! I’m studying abroad at the moment, so its nice to see a recipe without fussy ingredients/equipment that most baking recipes require! This will be my weekend treat :D


Beach Bum Beauty September 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

I almost too scared to show the pics of these to my husband, he’ll demand I make them every day….


Jessica Lauren DeBry June 6, 2014 at 2:37 am

I can vouch for this. My husband now asks for them every Christmas, Valentine’s Day and his Birthday!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

There really is NOTHING better than a classic chocolate chip cookie and a big glass of (almond) milk!


Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) September 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

Nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie dipped in almond milk- these look fantastic!! xo


Kate September 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

These look so perfect there’s nothing better than warm cookies and almond milk


Noelle September 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

These look nice and crunchy! Great photos too!


Denise Wright September 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

YUM!!!!!!!!! I must try!


Shontill September 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

I’m making these this weekend. OMG they look delicious!!!!


LizAshlee September 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

Chocolate chip cookies are my FAV!! The cookies and the dough look PERFECT!

I recently bought molasses and was wondering if there are certain types of recipes…certain flavors you like to use it more with than others…thanks!

Have a great day!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

Here are several of my recipes using molasses:



Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

PS- the maple baked beans are wonderful!


Britt @ runwithbritt September 8, 2011 at 7:57 am

Yum! I’m so happy you decided not to torture us any longer! I know what I’m making this weekend!


Sarah September 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

I can’t wait to try yours :) May I offer another vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe? These are by far the best I’ve ever had! Here’s the link to the recipe:


Rebecca September 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

This is a rainy day recipe if I ever saw one :)


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit September 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

It’s been SO long since I’ve enjoyed a good chocolate chip cookie. I was watching the Food network over the weekend while I put together something I’d bought from IKEA (aka was watching it for like 6 hours) and a show about chocolate chip cookies came on. That plus your post has made me crave them all week! Looks like a simple enough recipe, too.


Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

These look so good! I’m really in the mood for cookies now :)

I would have just eaten the batter!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

Oh I did…mmm!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh September 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

Is there anything more glorious than a chocolate chip cookie? I think not!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

There’s nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie. I love that brown sugar flavor and often even brown the butter before using it in cookies. Gives is an even more decadent taste! :)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

Yippe! This recipe seriously rocks! Its simple and definetly looks amazing!! I love the addition of molasses, how clever :)


Sam September 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

Oooh I HAVE to make these, they look SO good. My boyfriend would just love them too! Thanks for an amazing looking recipe!


char @ char on a mission September 8, 2011 at 8:12 am

These sound perfect with the fall weather here. Especially eating one right from the oven (without burning yourself). I think my husband might appreciate these too. I think I’ve kinda got him addicted to desserts and treats…darn, right?


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

Hahaha oh Eric. Just tell him to be careful with his comments.. or else you might have to whip up another batch of those April Fools cookies again! ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

yea exactly!


Sarah September 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

Those look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans September 8, 2011 at 8:19 am

Those look delicious!! If I wasn’t cutting back on sugar at the moment I would definitely be making them this weekend. Instead I am printing off the recipe for a special occasion :)


Alaina September 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

These look perfect for those upcoming fall days!

Eric is too funny. :-)


Mac September 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

That was definitely a total tease! They look amazing!


Jenny @ Simply September 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

I know what I’m doing this morning on my day off with my two-year-old! I like that I don’t have to worry if he eats the batter, and I get to use up the bag of chocolate chips I’ve been snacking on the past few days :)


Jesse September 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

These look delicious. The last time I made vegan cookies I ended up freezing half of the dough in balls to enjoy raw because the dough was irresistible.


Julia September 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

Thank you for posting this recipe! We need a good vegan choc chip recipe.


Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

Nothing better then a fresh warm chocolate chip cookie and almond milk!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

These look 1,000 times better than any vegan chocolate chip cookie I’ve attempted to create. I’m throwing it in the bag and just making these! :)


Heather September 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

Oh my goodness – these look amazing! Can’t wait to make them this weekend – my boys are chocolate chip cookie lovers :)


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove September 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

I am constantly on the hunt for perfect vegan chocolate chip cookies and these look like they’re it! I’m a fan of the big flat cookies.

This is what I’ll be doing over the weekend!!


Shiona September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

Wow, these look fantastic! I just had to say though – I’ve visited your blog quite a few times, but I didn’t know until today that you’re a UoG grad! (Link on the site today: )

I’m a UoG grad too (and a current PhD student there)! It’s so easy to assume that most food (esp. vegan/veg/specialty) bloggers are American, so it’s neat to find out that you’re so close by.



Jenny September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

After a horrible first day back at university… this was just the post I needed. (Sliiightly healthier) COMFORT FOOD! I’ll echo those who say there’s nothing that beats warm chocolate chip cookies and almond milk for a snack. (Except maybe perhaps chocolate chip cookie dough? I’ll have to try to resist eating the dough, too.)

Thank you thank you thank you! This will be a great treat. None of your cookie recipes have failed me yet!


Samantha - September 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

How do you always know how to post exactly what I am working on/craving. This past weekend I have been working on the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie.. I went from cakey and muffin like to gooey mess (albeit very yummy). Cant wait to give these a shot! Thanks!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

I feel your pain…the last time I made vegan choco chip cookies I made about 6 trials or something crazy!


Christie September 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

thank you so much! I was just looking for a delicious vegan cookie recipe, this is perfect!


Lauren - Raw Is Sexy September 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

Now I want cookies for breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D


Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

Angela, when are you coming out with a cookbook!? Not only are your pictures gorgeous but your recipes are outstanding and have always turned out perfect for me! Chocolate chip cookie recipes are something that takes me FOREVER to decide on. I know your recipe will turn out great… it’s refreshing to have recipes like yours I know I can rely on.. especially now that all the holidays are just gonna start rolling in haha.. baking season here we come! :-D


Caroline @ chocolate & carrots September 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

Yeah, you weren’t kidding about that! Definitely a great start to a weekend…it may have to be the start of this weekend for me! ;-)


[email protected] September 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

So simple, and the look delicious! Pretty sure I can throw these together now, I have all the ingredients on hand!


Jessica September 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

Oh Angela, you are the BEST! I’m scared to make these for 2 reasons.
1. I might eat them ALL
2. My family eat all of them leaving none for me! lol :)


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